Histoplasmosis as an Isolated Liver Lesion: Review and Surgical Therapy

Martin II, Robert C. G.; Edwards, Michael J.; McMasters, Kelly M.
May 2001
American Surgeon;May2001, Vol. 67 Issue 5, p430
Academic Journal
Histoplasmosis is the most common cause of fungal infection in the Ohio River Valley of the United States. Ninety-nine per cent of patients exposed to histoplasmosis develop only subclinical infections. Liver involvement is common in disseminated histoplasmosis, which usually originates in the lungs. There has been only one prior case described in the literature of histoplasmosis presenting as an isolated liver mass. We report a rare case that presented as a solitary right-sided liver lesion invading the diaphragm, with review of the literature for therapy of histoplasmosis of the liver.


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