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Tex Heart Inst J. 2004;31(4):439-41.

Cardiac Aspergillosis with pedunculated mass in the left ventricle.

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Cardiovascular Surgery Unit, University Hospital, Santiago de Compostela, Spain. framan1@hotmail.com

Abstract

Immunosuppression can allow organisms that are not usually pathogenetic to cause disease; under such circumstances, Aspergillus species frequently form large masses of fungal elements. We describe the case of a 12-year-old girl with hematologic remission of leukemia. She had a left ventricular pedunculated mass that was detected by echocardiographic study; at surgery, the presence of Aspergillus terreus was confirmed.

PMID:
15745301
PMCID:
PMC548251
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