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Aspergilloma in a pulmonary hydatid cyst: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18444973     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The most common predisposing factor for aspergillomas is the presence of a pre-existing lung cavity secondary to tuberculosis, bronchial cysts and bullae, neoplasms, and pulmonary infarction. However, Aspergilloma within a hydatid cyst is a rare occurrence. A 52-year-old female was presented with chest pain and shortness of breath. Computerized tomography-guided fine needle aspiration (FNA) showed fragment of lamellated membrane of hydatid cyst in a background of amorphous debris. Surgical enucleation of the cyst revealed lamellated hyaline acellular ectocyst of hydatid cyst and collections of acute angle branching septate hyphae conforming to morphology of Aspergillus. Here we describe this rare entity of aspergilloma in a pulmonary hydatid cyst and discuss its management.
Amanjit Bal; Maneesh Bagai; Harsh Mohan; Usha Dalal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Letter     Date:  2008-04-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mycoses     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1439-0507     ISO Abbreviation:  Mycoses     Publication Date:  2008 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-14     Completed Date:  2008-11-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8805008     Medline TA:  Mycoses     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  357-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aspergillosis / diagnosis*
Aspergillus / isolation & purification*
Biopsy, Fine-Needle
Echinococcosis, Pulmonary / complications*,  surgery
Lung Diseases, Fungal / microbiology*,  surgery
Middle Aged
Radiography, Thoracic

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