Data guiding management of pulmonary mycetomas are based on uncontrolled trials and case reports. Surgical resection represents a definitive treatment associated with high mortality and sometimes not feasible due to clinical conditions. We report a case of an immunocompetent patient with multiple pulmonary mycetomas, suggestive for probable chronic aspergillosis, in which surgery was contraindicated. The patient experienced a good response to long-term oral voriconazole therapy with remarkable clinical and radiological improvement at three-month follow-up. In cases of probable chronic aspergillomas, when surgery is contraindicated, long-term antifungal therapy with voriconazole seems to be a valid alternative option.
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- Plant Science
- Agronomy and Crop Science
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
- veterinary (miscalleneous)