Surgical Treatment of Pulmonary Aspergilloma

Bagheri, Reza and Haghi, Seyed ziaollah and Afghani, Reza and mohammadzadeh Lari, Shahrzad and Azmounfar, Vahab and Hakimian, Saeed and Baradaran Firoozabadi, Mohammad and Lotfian, Elham (2019) Surgical Treatment of Pulmonary Aspergilloma. Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Medicine, 7 (1). pp. 413-416.

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Introduction: Surgical approaches for the management of pulmonary aspergilloma have been accompanied with high levels of morbidity and mortality. However, these therapeutic options are still favored over other approaches for the treatment of Pulmonary Aspergilloma. In this study, we aimed to describe the characteristics of 30 patients with aspergilloma who referred to Ghaem hospital between 2017-2018 and describe their results. Materials and Methods: This retrospective study was conducted on 30 patients (i.e., 21 males and 9 females) with pulmonary aspergilloma who were treated via surgery. The patients were examined based on their age, gender, clinical symptoms prior to surgery, affected pulmonary lobe, surgical method, and postoperative complications. Results: The mean age of the patients was 48.13(5.2) years. Hemoptysis (90) was the most common symptom of pulmonary aspergilloma, followed by productive cough and drug-resistant pneumonia. The most common problematic lobes included left upper lobe and right upper lobe. Regarding the surgical method, 21 and 9 patients underwent lobectomy and segmentectomy, respectively. After the surgery, residual space, wound infection, ad bronchopleural fistula was observed in 5 (16.7), 3 (10), and 2 (6.7) cases, respectively. Furthermore, only one patient passed away. Conclusion: As the findings indicated, the methods of surgery (i.e., lobectomy and segmentectomy) showed effective treatment for patients.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WG Cardiovascular System
Divisions: Journals > J Cardio-Thoracic Medicine
Depositing User: jctm jctm
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2019 06:24
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2019 06:25

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