Bronchoscopic Removal of Aspergilloma from a Cavitary Lesion of the Lung MD06-MD07
Dr. Kalyan Kumar P.V,
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We report a 62-year-old diabetic male who had recurrent episodes of haemoptysis, diagnosed to have Aspergilloma in the right upper lobe cavitary lesion of the lung. Bronchoscopic biopsy revealed a fungal ball (Aspergillus niger) in the right upper lobe. Since the patient did not respond to medical treatment, unfit for any surgical interventions, mechanical removal of the fungal ball was done with both rigid and flexible bronchoscopes. Patient improved symptomatically after the removal of the fungal ball; haemoptysis subsided. The patient is still under follow up without any further episodes of hemoptysis. This case report highlights a new alternative treatment option in patients with open cavitary Aspergilloma.