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Pulmonary Infarction Mimicking An Aspergilloma In A Heart Transplant Recipient

Antonacci F*, Belliato M, Bortolotto C, Di Perna D, Dore R, Orlandoni G and D’Armini AM

Published: 30 January, 2017 | Volume 1 - Issue 1 | Pages: 005-006

his patient (male, 59 years old) underwent cardiac re-transplantation for chronic rejection. Prior to re-transplantation, the patient was in NYHA class IV, with a clear chest x ray. On 14th postoperative day, he presented hemoptysis. On chest x-ray, a left lower lobe opacity was seen. Therefore, a chest CT scan was done and it showed a round mass within a pulmonary cavity surrounded by airspace in proximity of the pulmonary artery.

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Pulmonary aspergillosis; Lobectomy; Pulmonary infarction


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