A Case of <em>Aspergillus</em> Pericarditis in the Setting of Invasive Aspergillosis: The Role of Surgery in a Multi-modal Treatment

CJC Open. 2022 Apr 14;4(7):663-666. doi: 10.1016/j.cjco.2022.04.001. eCollection 2022 Jul.

ABSTRACT

We report the case of an immunocompromised patient admitted for chest pain secondary to pericardial effusion. Pericardiocentesis liquid analysis revealed an Aspergillus pericarditis. Advanced multimodality imaging later revealed invasive aspergillosis. The patient was treated with pericardectomy and long-term antifungal therapy. Novel teaching points are as follows: Pericardectomy is an efficient treatment for Aspergillus pericarditis. Disease control can be obtained without local relapse with pericardectomy and long-term antifungal therapy.

PMID:35865022 | PMC:PMC9294975 | DOI:10.1016/j.cjco.2022.04.001

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