Aspergilloma (gross pathology)
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Section through the lung demonstrating a fungus ball (aspergilloma) occupying and filling an old tuberculous cavity.
- Author: Yale Rosen, M.D.
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This is a good example of an aspergilloma - this is essentially a 'ball' of viable fungus that has colonized and old cystic cavity, in this example and old tuberculous cavity.
These are chronic lesions, usually with minimal symptoms; this is in stark contrast to invasive aspergillosis which is a rapidly progressive and often fatal disease process seen in immunosuppressed patients