Surgical treatment of pulmonary aspergilloma

Ruiz Júnior, Raul Lopes; Sobral de Oliveira, Frederico Henrique; Piotto, Bruno Luiz Burgos; De Souza Lopes Muniz, Felipe Antunes Silva; Cataneo, Daniele Cristina; Cataneo, Antonio José Maria
November 2010
Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia;nov2010, Vol. 36 Issue 6, p779
Academic Journal
The objective of this study was to analyze the outcome of surgical treatment of pulmonary aspergilloma. To that end, we evaluated 14 adult patients so treated between 1981 and 2009 at the Botucatu School of Medicine University Hospital, in the city of Botucatu, Brazil. Data were collected from the medical records of the patients. Ten patients (71%) presented with simple pulmonary aspergilloma, and 4 (29%) presented with complex pulmonary aspergilloma. Hemoptysis was the most common symptom, and tuberculosis was the most prevalent preexisting lung disease. Two patients (14%) underwent surgery on more than one occasion. There were no intraoperative deaths. Half of the patients developed postoperative complications, prolonged air leak and empyema being the most common.


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