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Aspergilloma in a pulmonary abscess--the first manifestation of malignant bronchial obstruction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19138029     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of aspergilloma in a pulmonary abscess being the first manifestation of malignant bronchial obstruction. In our case, only the autopsy revealed that planocellular carcinoma was the real cause of aspergilloma. Malignant bronchial obstruction finally resulted in pulmonary abscess with secondary fungal colonization. The co-existence of these pathologies is uncommon, and the situation we report is extremely rare. Even in cases when there are no radiological, bronchoscopical or cytological signs of malignancy, as in our case, careful observation of these patients is necessary. Surgical approach should be considered whenever possible.
Melita Kukuljan; Emina Grgurević; Valter Stemberga; Drazen Cuculić; Miran Coklo; Romana Jerković; Alan Bosnar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Collegium antropologicum     Volume:  32 Suppl 2     ISSN:  0350-6134     ISO Abbreviation:  Coll Antropol     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-13     Completed Date:  2009-02-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003354     Medline TA:  Coll Antropol     Country:  Croatia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  225-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, University Hospital Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia.
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MeSH Terms
Airway Obstruction / etiology*,  radiography
Aspergillosis / etiology*,  radiography
Bronchial Neoplasms / complications*,  radiography
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / complications*,  radiography
Fatal Outcome
Lung Abscess / microbiology*,  radiography
Lung Diseases, Fungal / etiology*,  radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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