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Int Surg. 2003 Apr-Jun;88(2):114-8.

Thoracic endometriosis syndrome in Jamaica.

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  • 1Department of Surgery, University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica.


Thoracic endometriosis syndrome (TES) is a rare presentation of systemic endometriosis. An unusual cluster of patients from the Caribbean who were treated at a single hospital during the year 2001 is presented. All patients were managed surgically in the acute phase, with satisfactory results. The etiology and management of TES has been controversial. A therapeutic approach that includes aggressive surgery to obliterate the pleural space combined with a course of hormonal suppression offers the best chance of cure for these patients.

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