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Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Rep. 2018 Jan;7(1):e27-e29. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1660806. Epub 2018 Jun 28.

Surgical Management of Pulmonary Mucormycosis in Third-Trimester Pregnancy.

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1
Department of Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States.
2
Department of Pathology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States.

Abstract

Background  Pulmonary mucormycosis is a rare fungal infection that carries a high mortality. Given the rarity of this disease, its management has not been well established. Case Description  We report a 36-year-old female presenting with right middle and lower lobe pulmonary mucormycosis during the third trimester of pregnancy. Diagnosis was established using chest computed tomography followed by bronchoalveolar lavage and lung biopsy. Prompt initiation of amphotericin B and right middle and lower lobe lobectomy resulted in maternal survival and fetal viability. Conclusion  This favorable outcome is attributed to extensive communication between treatment teams in addition to comprehensive surgical planning.

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mucormycosis; pregnancy; pulmonary mucromycosis

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