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lung mycetoma guidelines

Nobuaki Mamesaya, Hiromi Tomioka, Toshihiko Kaneda, Yoko Kida, Masahiro Kaneko, Hiroshi Fuji, Eiji Katsuyama
Chronic necrotizing pulmonary aspergillosis (CNPA), also called semi-invasive pulmonary aspergillosis, was first described in the early 1980s as a distinct type of pulmonary aspergillosis. CNPA was an indolent, cavitary, infectious process of the lung parenchyma secondary to local invasion by Aspergillus species. Diagnosis is confirmed by pathological evidence of lung tissue invasion by the fungus. Clinical diagnosis by combined clinical, radiological and laboratory findings is needed because histopathological confirmation cannot always be obtained in the clinical setting...
September 2012: Kansenshōgaku Zasshi. the Journal of the Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases
J Y Jung, R Salas, C H Almond, S Saab, R Reyna
Nine cases of pulmonary monosporosis treated in the Missouri State Chest Hospital over a period of 19 years (1956 to 1975) were reviewed. Nine other cases from the literature are summarized. Ten of these 18 patients underwent resectional operations with two operative deaths, one from respiratory insufficiency and the other from a bronchopleural fistula and massive hemorrhage. The rest of the patients had an uneventful recovery. The indications for resectional surgery are re-established for suitable cases. The underlying disease is the major determinant of the outcome of the surgery...
January 1977: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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