Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.  2018 Apr;51(2):138-141. 10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.2.138.

Conjunction of a Fungus Ball and a Pulmonary Tumourlet in a Bronchiectatic Cavity

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  • 1Department of Thoracic Surgery, University of Health Sciences Dr Suat Seren Chest Diseases and Surgery Medical Practice and Research Center, Turkey. serkanyazgan@gmail.com
  • 2Department of Pathology, University of Health Sciences Dr Suat Seren Chest Diseases and Surgery Medical Practice and Research Center, Turkey.

Abstract

Herein, we describe the case of a 67-year-old female patient who presented with cough and haemoptysis. Chest computed tomography revealed destruction of the left lower lobe and multiple fungus balls in a bronchiectatic cavity. A left lower lobectomy was performed via thoracotomy. Histopathological examination of the lung showed a concomitant aspergilloma and multiple tumourlets in the large bronchiectatic cavity. Pulmonary intracavitary aspergilloma and concomitant tumourlets are quite rare. Our report presents this interesting case that manifested with haemoptysis.

Keyword

Pulmonary aspergilloses; Bronchiectasis; Fungus; Hemoptysis; Mycetoma

MeSH Terms

Aged
Bronchiectasis
Cough
Female
Fungi*
Hemoptysis
Humans
Lung
Mycetoma
Pulmonary Aspergillosis
Thoracotomy
Thorax
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