Display Settings:


Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Intern Med. 2013;52(18):2117-9.

An autopsy case of pulmonary aspergillosis with fungus ball formation in an artificial aortic graft.

Author information

  • 1Department of Respiratory Medicine, Saitama Cardiovascular and Respiratory Center, Japan.


A 38-year-old man with Marfan syndrome underwent an aortic replacement with an artificial aortic valve at 27 years of age and an aortic graft at 31 years of age. In 2011, he was diagnosed as having chronic necrotizing pulmonary aspergillosis (CNPA). He developed a fever and an increased sputum volume and was admitted to the hospital in 2012. Contrast-enhanced CT showed an irregularly shaped nonenhanced structure in the aortic graft. He died on hospital day 31. From the autopsy findings, we speculated that an infiltration by the CNPA lesion into a pulmonary vein was followed by the hematogenous formation of a fungus ball in the aortic graft.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for J-STAGE, Japan Science and Technology Information Aggregator, Electronic
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk