A rare case of calcified pulmonary aspergilloma

K. A. Vishak, A. P. Yogitha, A. P. Preetam, R. Anand, U. B. Naik

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Abstract

Pulmonary aspergilloma is caused by colonization and proliferation of Aspergillus in the preexisting cavities in lungs. Diagnosis of pulmonary aspergilloma is usually made based on chest X-ray findings, presence of serum precipitins against aspergillus and sputum culture. Bronchoscopic visualization of aspergilloma is very infrequent and more over calcification is rarely seen. We report a case of pulmonary aspergilloma, which was both calcified and visualized endoluminally during bronchoscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-81
Number of pages3
JournalLung India
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2014

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  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Vishak, K. A., Yogitha, A. P., Preetam, A. P., Anand, R., & Naik, U. B. (2014). A rare case of calcified pulmonary aspergilloma. Lung India, 31(1), 79-81. https://doi.org/10.4103/0970-2113.125997