A case of endobronchial aspergilloma.

J. S. Kim, Y. Rhee, S. M. Kang, W. K. Ko, Y. S. Kim, J. G. Lee, J. M. Park, S. K. Kim, S. K. Kim, W. Y. Lee, J. Chang

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Abstract

Pulmonary aspergillosis may be classified under three categories, depending upon whether the host is atopic or immunocompromised: invasive aspergillosis, allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) or aspergilloma. However, it is not always possible to effectively categorize this disease. We experienced a case of endobronchial aspergilloma, which was difficult to categorize, in a healthy male patient. The chest X-ray and computed tomography showed an ill-defined nodule mimicking lung cancer. Fiberoptic bronchoscopy revealed an aspergilloma without cavity formation in the left lower laterobasal segmental bronchial orifice. The aspergilloma was removed and the patient's symptoms were relieved. We present this unusual case with a review of the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)422-425
Number of pages4
JournalYonsei medical journal
Volume41
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jun

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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