Tuberc Respir Dis.  2004 Dec;57(6):589-593. 10.4046/trd.2004.57.6.589.

A case of endobronchial aspergilloma with massive hemoptysis

Affiliations
  • 1Division of Respiratory and Allergy Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Soon Chun Hyang University, School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. uhs@hosp.sch.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Radiology, Soon Chun Hyang University, School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 3Department of Clinical Pathology, Soon Chun Hyang University, School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Aspergillus fumigatus causes a variety clinical syndrome in lung including aspergilloma, chronic necrotizing aspergillosis, invasive pulmonary aspergillosis, and allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. Aspergilloma develops by a colonization and growing of Aspergillus inside lung cavities with underlying lung disease. There is a few report of endobronchial aspergilloma without lung parenchymal lesion. We experienced a case of endobronchial aspergilloma did not fit any category of Aspergillus-induced lesion, who show minimal fibrostreaky denstities on chest PA and chest CT. Massive hemoptysis was improved by a removal of the aspergilloma in this patient. Here, we report a rare case of endobronchial aspergilloma showing massive hemoptysis with review of literatures.

Keyword

aspergilloma; pulmonary tuberculosis; hemoptysis; bronchial artery embolization

MeSH Terms

Aspergillosis
Aspergillosis, Allergic Bronchopulmonary
Aspergillus
Aspergillus fumigatus
Colon
Hemoptysis*
Humans
Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis
Lung
Lung Diseases
Thorax
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
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