Thoracoscopic Pneumonectomy in Management of Histoplasmosis and Fibrosing Mediastinitis


Kara H. V. , Javidfar J., Hirji S. A. , Balderson S. S. , D'Amico T. A.

ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY, cilt.98, sa.4, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Editöre Mektup
  • Cilt numarası: 98 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.06.093
  • Dergi Adı: ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY

Özet

Pulmonary histoplasmosis is generally a self-limited respiratory illness in endemic areas. Fibrosing mediastinitis is a severe chronic complication of pulmonary histoplasmosis in which pulmonary vessels and airways can be compressed with the potential for life-threatening implications. We present a 50-year-old male patient who presented with a total occlusion of the left pulmonary artery due to fibrosing mediastinitis. (C) 2014 by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons