Pulmonary Diseases with Imaging Findings Mimicking Aspergilloma

  title={Pulmonary Diseases with Imaging Findings Mimicking Aspergilloma},
  author={Fernando Ferreira Gazzoni and Luiz Carlos Severo and Edson Marchiori and Marcos Duarte Guimar{\~a}es and Tiago Severo Garcia and Klaus Irion and Jos{\'e} de Jesus Peixoto Camargo and Jos{\'e} Carlos Felicetti and Fl{\'a}vio de Mattos Oliveira and Bruno Hochhegger},
Patients with preexisting lung cavities are at risk of developing intracavitary fungal colonization. Because Aspergillus spp. are the most commonly implicated fungi, these fungal masses are called aspergillomas. Their characteristic “ball-in-hole” appearance, however, may be found in a variety of other conditions that can produce radiologic findings mimicking aspergilloma. In this paper, we review the main diseases that may mimic the radiographic findings of aspergilloma, with brief… CONTINUE READING
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