publication . Article . 2008

Pathology of pulmonary aspergillomas

Rajeev Shah; Pradeep Vaideeswar; Shobhana P. Pandit;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2008 Journal: Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology, volume 51, page 342 (issn: 0377-4929, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Medknow
Aspergilloma refers to a fungal ball formed by saprophytic overgrowth of <i>Aspergillus </i>species and is seen secondary to cavitatory/cystic respiratory diseases. Paucity of clinical and pathological data of aspergilloma in India prompted us to analyze cases of aspergilloma over 15 years. The clinical features were recorded in all and correlated with detailed pathological examination. Aspergillomas were identified in 41 surgical excisions or at autopsy. There was male predominance; half the patients were in their fourth decade. Episodic hemoptysis was the commonest mode of presentation (85.4&#x0025;). Forty aspergillomas were complex, occurring in cavitatory l...
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Medical Subject Headings: skin and connective tissue diseasesbacterial infections and mycosesrespiratory tract diseases
free text keywords: Pathology and Forensic Medicine, Microbiology (medical), General Medicine, cavitatory lesion, Autopsy, Lung abscess, medicine.disease, medicine, Tuberculosis, Aspergilloma, business.industry, business, Etiology, Pathology, medicine.medical_specialty, Pathological, Bronchiectasis, Lung, medicine.anatomical_structure, lcsh:Pathology, lcsh:RB1-214, lcsh:Microbiology, lcsh:QR1-502
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