Aspergilloma (Fungus Ball in Lung) Symptoms and Treatment

 

An Aspergilloma or Mucormycosis, also known as fungus ball, is a clump of fungus which can develop in a cavity in the lung.

Symptoms of Aspergilloma

Fungal Ball in the lung occurs often after Tuberculous infection of the lung. Patients suffering from Aspergilloma or Mucormycosis generally complain of regular cough and at times, blood in the sputum. Sometimes, the blood in the sputum may be massive in amount.

  Symptoms of Aspergilloma

 

Diagnosis of Aspergilloma

The diagnosis of Mucormycosis is suspected on the basis of clinical history and confirmed by CT scan. Although, many a times patients are prescribed anti-fungal medication, the only cure for Mucormycosis is complete removal of diseased part of the lung.

Diagnosis of Aspergilloma

CT Scan showing Aspergilloma (Arrow)

 

Surgery For Aspergilloma

Removed part of the Lung Patient cured

Surgery For Aspergilloma

The surgery for aspergilloma can be done best by VATS / Robotic approach. We have a large experience in Thoracoscopic (key-hole) removal of aspergilloma. We have been regularly removing aspergillomas at various locations in the Lung with the best possible results

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