Spectrum of pulmonary aspergillosis: histologic, clinical, and radiologic findings.

  title={Spectrum of pulmonary aspergillosis: histologic, clinical, and radiologic findings.},
  author={Tom{\'a}s Franquet and Nestor Luiz M{\"u}ller and Ana Gim{\'e}nez and P. Prieto Guembe and Jorge de la Torre and Silvia Bagu{\'e}},
  journal={Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc},
  volume={21 4},
  • T. FranquetN. Müller S. Bagué
  • Published 1 July 2001
  • Medicine
  • Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
Aspergillosis is a serious pathologic condition caused by Aspergillus organisms and is frequently seen in immunocompromised patients. At computed tomography (CT), saprophytic aspergillosis (aspergilloma) is characterized by a mass with soft-tissue attenuation within a lung cavity. The mass is typically separated from the cavity wall by an airspace ("air crescent" sign) and is often associated with thickening of the wall and adjacent pleura. CT findings in allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis… 

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