sup] Pulmonary aspergilloma is a fungal ball
infected with aspergillus, the patients who suffered from this disease have the symptoms of hemoptysis, chest pain, fever, etc.
Treatment includes relief of obstruction by removal of fungal ball
along with antifungal therapy.
A single pulmonary cavity containing a fungal ball
, supported by serologic or microbiologic evidence of infection with Aspergillus species in patients who are not immunocompromised and are asymptomatic or have only minor symptoms and no radiographic evidence of progression for at least 3 months.
Fungal keratitis is usually characterized by a corneal epithelial defect and inflammation of the corneal stroma with endothelial plaque, hypopyon, fungal web and fungal ball
in the anterior chamber.
When the pattern is that of a stable, singular, nonprogressive fungal ball
within the lung parenchyma, it is known as an aspergilloma, and the patient complains of few symptoms.
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.
INTRODUCTION: Fungal ball
definition: Also known as Aspergilloma.
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.
The noninvasive forms are fungal ball
("Sinus mycetoma") and allergic fungal sinusitis (AFS).
In the present study the most common mycological picture was the presence of FUNGAL BALL
, black mycotic plug/blotting paper like mass/wet newspaper like mass in 52 cases, greyish white material in the external auditory canal in 23 cases, yellowish coloured crusts/debris 5 cases, dry mat like appearance in 8 cases, and the other is mucopurulent discharge in 29 cases.