[Stages of development of aspergillus-mycetom and their roentgenographic signs (author's transl)].

  • Ludwig Bergmann
  • Published 1976 in Zeitschrift fur Erkrankungen der Atmungsorgane


A series of 13 cases of aspergillus-infection in the respiratory tract are reviewed. A case of rapid development of an intrapleural aspergillus-mycetom is presented. A complete series of chest roentgenograms and operation-photos allowed to demonstrate like with a quick-motion apparatus 3 stages of development of an intrapleural aspergillus-myceton: I. Infection through Aspergilli of a residual intrapleural cavity by the bronchial way. Pleural thickening as reaction to the irritation. II. Development of fungus-lawn and mycotic layers on the cavity-wall. III. Scaling off from the wall and moulding to the fungus-ball through movement of human body. Each of the three stages can be coordinated to a roentgenographic sign. The detection in an early stage of development makes it possible to treat the aspergillus-mycetom also by conservative methods, f. i. with a Pimafucin-Suspension (Natamycin) by aerososl.

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@article{Bergmann1976StagesOD, title={[Stages of development of aspergillus-mycetom and their roentgenographic signs (author's transl)].}, author={Ludwig Bergmann}, journal={Zeitschrift fur Erkrankungen der Atmungsorgane}, year={1976}, volume={146 3}, pages={318-27} }