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Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia

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RUIZ JUNIOR, Raul Lopes et al. Surgical treatment of pulmonary aspergilloma. J. bras. pneumol. [online]. 2010, vol.36, n.6, pp.779-783. ISSN 1806-3713.

The objective of this study was to analyze the outcome of surgical treatment of pulmonary aspergilloma. To that end, we evaluated 14 adult patients so treated between 1981 and 2009 at the Botucatu School of Medicine University Hospital, in the city of Botucatu, Brazil. Data were collected from the medical records of the patients. Ten patients (71%) presented with simple pulmonary aspergilloma, and 4 (29%) presented with complex pulmonary aspergilloma. Hemoptysis was the most common symptom, and tuberculosis was the most prevalent preexisting lung disease. Two patients (14%) underwent surgery on more than one occasion. There were no intraoperative deaths. Half of the patients developed postoperative complications, prolonged air leak and empyema being the most common.

Keywords : Pulmonary aspergillosis; Tuberculosis, pulmonary; Thoracic surgery.

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