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  Aspergillomas in the lung cavities [Eastern J Med]
Eastern J Med. 1998; 3(1): 7-9

Aspergillomas in the lung cavities

M.E. Sakarya1, B. Özbay2, İ. Yalçınkaya3, H. Arslan1, K. Uzun2, N. Poyraz1
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Objective Pulmonary aspergilloma usually arise from colonization of aspergillus in preexisting lung cavities. In this study, we aimed to evaluate computed tomograpy (CT) findings in patients with pulmonary aspergilloma. Method We have reviewed 9 patients with aspergilloma, who referred to the hospital between 1991 and 1996, on their tomographic findings. Results The most common involvement site was upper lobe, which suggested the etiology of tuberculosis. All patients showed cavitary lesions due to healed tuberculosis except one. Hemoptisis was the most common complaint. Six patients underwent thoracotomy. One patient developed empyema after the operation. Conclusion CT of the chest in the patients with aspergilloma is an important diagnostic tool in the diagnosis of pulmonary aspergilloma.

Keywords: Pulmonary aspergilloma, computed tomography.


M.E. Sakarya, B. Özbay, İ. Yalçınkaya, H. Arslan, K. Uzun, N. Poyraz. Aspergillomas in the lung cavities. Eastern J Med. 1998; 3(1): 7-9


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