fungus ball


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Related to fungus ball: pulmonary aspergilloma

ball

 [bawl]
a more or less spherical mass. See also globus and sphere.
fungus ball a tumorlike granulomatous mass formed by colonization of a fungus in a body cavity, usually a bronchus or pulmonary cavity but occasionally a nasal cavity; the organism may disseminate through the bloodstream to the brain, heart, and kidneys. The most common type is the aspergilloma.

fun·gus ball

a compact mass of fungal mycelium and cellular debris, 1-5 cm in diameter, residing within a lung cavity, paranasal sinus, or urinary tract; aspergilloma is a type of fungus ball of the lung.
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%

fungus ball

Aspergilloma, mycetoma A tumor-like mass of fungi, classically from the saprobic form of Aspergillus spp, which colonizes a preexisting pulmonary cavity Radiology A solid rounded mass within a cavity, rimmed by an 'air density' crescent; surgical excision of large lesions carries a 5-10% intraoperative mortality rate and a 25-35% complication rate, but sans surgery, potentially fatal hemoptysis occurs in 50-83% DiffDx-radiology Abcesses, ankylosing spondylitis, congenital lung cysts, cystic bronchiectasis, emphysematous bullae, cavitary histoplasmosis, neoplasia, radiation fibrosis, sarcoidosis, and AIDS

fun·gus ball

(fŭng'gŭs bawl)
A compact mass of fungal mycelium and cellular debris, 1-5 cm in diameter, residing within a lung cavity; usually produced by Aspergillus fumigatus.
See also: aspergilloma (2)

fun·gus ball

(fŭng'gŭs bawl)
Compact mass of fungal mycelium and cellular debris, residing within a lung cavity, paranasal sinus, or urinary tract.

ball

a more or less spherical mass. See also bolus.

fungus ball
aspergilloma.
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A bladder fungus ball and fungal emphysematous cystitis should always be suspected in patients with diabetes mellitus with uncontrolled funguria and abnormal imaging.
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This case represents a rather unusual expression of all three possible types of fungal sinusitis in 1 patient (a fungus ball extending submucosally with a strong eosinophilic reaction around it).
On the other hand, allergic fungal sinusitis is thought to be the result of an atopic reaction to the causative fungus, and most patients with fungus balls are immunocompetent.
He points out that workers often groom more than 10,000 eggs and fungus balls per day.
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