Aspergilloma

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Old patient with previously pulmonary tuberculosis (pre-existing cavities) and normal immunity.

Chest X-ray

Modality: X-ray

Rounded soft tissue attenuating masses located in a surrounding cavity.

 

CT Chest

Modality: CT

Rounded soft tissue attenuating masses located in a surrounding cavity.

 

Case Discussion

An aspergilloma is a mycetoma (mass-like fungus ball) typically composed of Aspergillus  fumigatus, and is a non-invasive form of pulmonary aspergillosis.

This case was not confirmed and the diagnosis was based only on clinical history and imaging findings. 

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Case Information

rID: 12563
Case created: 16th Dec 2010
Last edited: 3rd Sep 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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