Surgical treatment of pulmonary aspergilloma and Aspergillus empyema.

  title={Surgical treatment of pulmonary aspergilloma and Aspergillus empyema.},
  author={Takayuki Shirakusa and Haruhiko Ueda and Tatsuya I. Saito and Ken-ichi Matsuba and J Kouno and Norio Hirota},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={48 6},
Twenty-four patients, 16 male and 8 female, underwent a total of 35 operations for pulmonary aspergillosis. Intrapulmonary aspergilloma was detected in 19, and Aspergillus empyema was present in 5. The major operative procedures performed were pneumonectomy in 2 patients, lobectomy in 8, segmentectomy in 1, cavernostomy in 4, and open-window thoracostomy in 5. The surgical results in 5 patients 70 years old or older were excellent. Empyema developed postoperatively in 2 patients who had… CONTINUE READING


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