1] Investigation for a fungal ball
should be performed, especially in cases with an uncommon radiological finding.
All patients diagnosed with a fungal ball
on chest radiographs/CT chest with subsequent histological confirmation were analysed.
Two patients also developed Candidal colonization, with Case 2 requiring ureteroscopic intervention to relieve obstruction caused by a fungal ball
The fungal ball
(mycetoma) is an extramucosal collection of hyphae, usually in the maxillary antrum, which provokes little or no host response.
Becky Jones, 20, became the first patient to have a lung transplant while suffering from multi-resistant Aspergillus, an airborne fungus, and mus ltiple fungal balls
in her lungs.
She made history twice by being the first patient to have a lung transplant while suffering from multi-resistant Aspergillus, a common airborne fungus, and multiple fungal balls
in her old lungs.
His original research, conducted with two colleagues, suggested that more termite eggs survive if they commingle with fungal balls