Pneumonia causing lung cavitation and aspergilloma – removed by surgery

Submitted by: Michael on: 16 April 2013

Case number: 77

Summary:

This 43 year old man had life-threatening pneumococcal pneumonia requiring 3 weeks intensive care and a tracheostomy. The affected area of lung cavitated. About 12 months later, he re-presented with recurrent chest infections and a fungal ball was seen in the area of cavitation on CT scan. This was removed surgically via a right upper lobectomy. He remains well 6 months later.

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