aspergilloma

Not all Growing Masses are Tumors
This 32 years old with a past history of treated tuberculosis presented with hemoptysis and a mass in the right upper lobe. A radiograph done 3 years ago shows a smaller mass. The CT scan shows soft tissue within a cavity with an air-crescent, the nodule showing mobility on the prone image. The radiographs do show the crescent as well. This is a typical growing fungal ball (Aspergilloma)
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Aspergillosis – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Ongoing care
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Basics Description Disease caused by a ubiquitous mold; primarily involves lungs Frequently lethal in neutropenic and bone marrow transplant (BMT) patients. Syndromes include: Allergic aspergillosis: Extrinsic allergic alveolitis: Hypersensitivity pneumonitis in individuals repeatedly exposed…
Aspergillosis – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Ongoing care