Pulmonary aspergilloma on transthoracic ultrasound

Kadavigere, Rajagopal and Sheshadri, Shubha and Saravu, Kavitha (2021) Pulmonary aspergilloma on transthoracic ultrasound. Infection, 49 (6). pp. 1337-1340. ISSN 0300-8126

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Abstract

Purpose Pulmonary aspergilloma afects immunocompromised patients but is also a recurrent condition in patients previously treated for pulmonary tuberculosis.Methods and Results We report the case of a 45-year-old patient with a history of cured pulmonary tuberculosis 15 years earlier in whom we visualized pulmonary aspergilloma by transthoracic lung sonography. Sonography of pulmonary aspergilloma demonstrated an oval cavity with hypoechoic contents and an irregular border, measuring a diameter of 4.7 cm; inside the lesion, a roundish structure with an anechoic rim was discernable.Conclusions The sonographic fndings corresponded to chest X-ray and computed tomography imaging in this patient and to previously reported sonographic characteristics of mycotic abscesses in other organs. Lung ultrasound may be a tool to identify pulmonary aspergilloma, especially as a point-of-care imaging tool and where other imaging modalities are inaccessible

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ultrasound; Aspergilloma; Tuberculosis; Lung
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Radiology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2022 06:26
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2022 06:26
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/158208

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