Invasive Intracardiac Aspergillosis With Widespread Embolization

L. Berarducci, K. Ford, S. Olenick, S. Devries

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Abstract

Intracardiac extension of pulmonary aspergillosis is uncommon. We report a case of a patient with chronic necrotizing pulmonary aspergillosis without clinical evidence of cardiac disease in whom transthoracic echocardiography revealed an intracardiac mass. A subsequent transesophageal examination clearly defined a large and complex mass in the left atrium and pulmonary artery. Autopsy performed after cardiopulmonary arrest confirmed the presence of direct cardiac invasion of pulmonary aspergillosis with widespread embolization. This case illustrates the possibility of direct intracardiac extension of pulmonary aspergillosis and the value of transesophageal echocardiography in establishing the diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)539-542
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Society of Echocardiography
Volume6
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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