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Scand Cardiovasc J. 1997;31(3):177-9.

Pneumatocele complicated by fungal lung abscess in Job's syndrome. Successful lobectomy with the aid of videothoracoscopy.

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Institute of General and Thoracic Surgery, University of Milan, Italy.


Hyperimmunoglobulin E (Job's) syndrome, is a complex immune disorder characterized by complications involving, pulmonary and cutaneous infections. An 11-year-old girl presented with a pneumatocele superinfected by aspergillosis and occupying almost the entire right lower lobe. Lobectomy was performed with the aid of videothoracoscopic instruments, and 9 months later the patient is doing well.

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