Tuberc Respir Dis.  2004 Dec;57(6):584-588. 10.4046/trd.2004.57.6.584.

A Case of Pulmonary Aspergilloma in Bronchogenic Cyst Associated with An Actinomycosis

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Fatima Hospital, Daegu, Korea. persimmonkim@lycos.co.kr
  • 2Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Fatima Hospital, Daegu, Korea.
  • 3Department of Pathology, Fatima Hospital, Daegu, Korea.

Abstract

Pulmonary aspergilloma usually arises in preexisting lung cavities characterized by recurrent hemoptysis. Although surgical resection of the aspergilloma is the best treatment, most patients are poor candidates for surgery because of far-advanced underlying pulmonary disease. On the other hand, pulmonary actinomycosis is a chronic, indolent bacterial infection and follows aspiration of oropharyngeal material. Bronchiectasis and obstructive lung disease are often associated underlying conditions. We report a case of pulmonary aspergilloma in bronchogenic cyst associated with an actinomycosis in 21-year-old woman treated by thoracoscopic surgery with a review of literature.

Keyword

Aspergilloma; Bronchogenic cyst; Actinomycosis; Thoracoscopy; Hemoptysis

MeSH Terms

Actinomycosis*
Bacterial Infections
Bronchiectasis
Bronchogenic Cyst*
Female
Hand
Hemoptysis
Humans
Lung
Lung Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Thoracoscopy
Young Adult
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