[Surgical treatment of pulmonary aspergilloma].

  title={[Surgical treatment of pulmonary aspergilloma].},
  author={Tobias Schulte and Katrin Welcker and Joachim Schatz and Detlef Branscheid},
  volume={48 Suppl 1},
Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis is a life-threatening disease, developing from infection mostly by Aspergillus fumigatus. It is an opportunistic infection and occurs mostly in immunosuppressed patients, after tuberculosis, in patients with AIDS or malignomas. The most common symptom and complication is hemoptysis up to massive bleeding. Surgical treatment is obligatory on patients with a pulmonary aspergilloma. Time and form of intervention should be discussed between surgeon and pulmonologist… CONTINUE READING