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Mediastinal and pulmonary entomophthoromycosis with superior vena cava syndrome: case report.
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PMID:  2640516     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The first case of mediastinal and pulmonary entomophthoromycosis with superior vena cava syndrome is reported. The patient presented with a history of edema of the face, neck and upper limbs as well as collateral circulation in the anterior wall of the chest. Histological examination of tissue from mediatinum revealed a granulomatous reaction with microabscesses surrounded by eosinophilic amorphous material and with broad hyphae in the center. Culture was not performed because a preliminary diagnosis of non-Hodgkin's malignant lymphoma was made. Surgical correction of the obstructed area was performed and the patient was successfully treated with potassium iodide. The authors propose that mediastinal entomophthoromycosis must be considered in the differential diagnosis of diseases causing superior vena cava syndrome in tropical and sub-tropical regions. This case enlarges the spectrum of clinical manifestations of the zigomycosis caused by Entomophthoraceae.
J C Coelho Filho; J Pereira; A Rabello Júnior
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0036-4665     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev. Inst. Med. Trop. Sao Paulo     Publication Date:    1989 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-09-05     Completed Date:  1990-09-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507484     Medline TA:  Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo     Country:  BRAZIL    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  430-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Lung Diseases, Fungal / complications*,  diagnosis
Mediastinal Diseases / complications*,  diagnosis
Mycoses / complications*,  diagnosis
Superior Vena Cava Syndrome / complications*,  diagnosis

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