A suspicious lung nodule which was resected and showed an aspergilloma on histology

Submitted by: Michael on: 16 April 2013

Case number: 76


A 54 year old man presented with a cough, chest pain and shortness of breath. A chest x- ray showed right upper lobe shadowing. Investigations, including a PET/CT scan suggested carcinoma of the lung. He underwent an apical resection and histology showed bullae in the lung with one containing necrotic material and conidial heads consistent with Aspergillus.

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