Aspergilloma in a hydatid cavity

Indian J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022 Nov;38(6):659-662. doi: 10.1007/s12055-022-01391-6. Epub 2022 Jul 29.


Fungal colonization by aspergillus usually occurs in pre-existing lung cavities mostly due to post-tubercular sequelae. Colonization of a hydatid cavity is very rare. We hereby report this unusual co-infection in a 55 years old diabetic male patient who was diagnosed pre-operatively and was managed with surgery, anti-fungal agents, and anthelminthics. The possibility of this co-infection should make clinicians more vigilant in managing hydatid cysts in diabetics and immunocompromised, as they may have concomitant fungal infestation of the hydatid cavity.

PMID:36258823 | PMC:PMC9569403 | DOI:10.1007/s12055-022-01391-6

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