Inflammatory pseudotumoural endotracheal mucormycosis with cartilage damage.

@article{Luo2009InflammatoryPE,
  title={Inflammatory pseudotumoural endotracheal mucormycosis with cartilage damage.},
  author={L Luo and D-Y Cheng and Hanping Zhu and Xiaolei Shu and W-B Chen},
  journal={European respiratory review : an official journal of the European Respiratory Society},
  year={2009},
  volume={18 113},
  pages={186-9}
}
Mucormycosis is a rare opportunistic infection usually associated with immunosuppression, diabetes mellitus or haematological malignancy. Herein, we report an unusual case of mucormycosis in a 46-yr-old male patient with diabetes presenting with an endotracheal mass obstructing the trachea and cartilage damage. Histological examination of the bronchoscopy biopsy specimens revealed invasive mucormycosis. The patient was treated with intravenous amphotericin B followed by removal of the lesion… CONTINUE READING