aspergilloma

(redirected from Fungal ball)
Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.

aspergilloma

 [as″per-jil-o´mah]
the most common kind of fungus ball formed by colonization of Aspergillus in a bronchus or lung cavity.

as·per·gil·lo·ma

(as'per-ji-lō'mă),
A ball-like mass of Aspergillus hyphae colonizing an existing cavity in the lung.
[aspergillus + -oma, tumor]

aspergilloma

/as·per·gil·lo·ma/ (as″per-jil-o´mah) the most common kind of fungus ball, caused by Aspergillus in a bronchus or lung cavity.
A tumour-like mass of fungi, classically from the saprobic form of Aspergillus spp, which colonises a preexisting pulmonary cavity
DiffDx—Radiology Abcesses, ankylosing spondylitis, congenital lung cysts, cystic bronchiectasis, emphysematous bullae, cavitary histoplasmosis, neoplasia, radiation fibrosis, sarcoidosis, AIDS
Management Surgical excision of large lesions carries a 5–10% intraoperative mortality rate and a 25–35% complication rate, but, without surgery, potentially fatal haemoptysis occurs in 50–83%

as·per·gil·lo·ma

(as'pĕr-ji-lō'mă)
1. An infectious granuloma caused by Aspergillus.
2. A variety of bronchopulmonary aspergillosis; a ball-like mass of Aspergillus fumigatus colonizing an existing cavity in the lung.

aspergilloma

A tumour-like mass that can form in the lungs in the course of the disease ASPERGILLOSIS. This can cause coughing of blood and may be mistaken for BRONCHIAL CARCINOMA. The condition is common in people with healed tuberculous cavities in the lungs. Surgery to remove that affected parts of the lung may be necessary.

Aspergilloma

A ball or mass made of Aspergillus fungi that can form in the lungs of patients with suppressed immune systems.
Mentioned in: Aspergillosis

aspergilloma

a tumorlike granulomatous mass formed by colonization of Aspergillus in a bronchus, pulmonary spaces, or pulmonary cavity; the organism may disseminate through the bloodstream to the brain, heart and kidneys.
References in periodicals archive ?
Successfully treated renal fungal ball with continuous irrigation of fluconazole.
A case of Candida parapsilosis fungal balls in the urinary tract associated with a retrocaval ureter [in Japanese].
After formation of a fungal ball with Aspergillus sp.
All patients who were diagnosed as having a fungal ball on chest radiograph or CT chest and underwent surgery or biopsy were included in the study.
The fungal ball was suspected in all patients on chest radiograph and confirmed on CT of the chest (Figure la-b).
Bilateral ureteroscopy was performed to remove obstructive fungal balls and she was treated for Candidal infection.
In this setup, Matsuura saw no jump in survival for eggs sharing a nursery with fungal balls.