Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Online ISSN : 2186-1005
Print ISSN : 1341-1098
ISSN-L : 1341-1098
Pulmonary Mucormycosis Involving the Left Main Bronchus and the Pulmonary Artery
Katsutoshi SetoRika NoharaYusuke SugitaHironori IshibashiKenichi Okubo
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Article ID: cr.22-00035


Pulmonary mucormycosis is an extremely rare disease. It often occurs in immunocompromised patients, such as patients with diabetes and those on long-term steroid use. The prognosis of the disease is poor despite the administration of antifungal agents and removal of the necrotic tissue. Herein, we present a successfully treated case of pulmonary mucormycosis in a patient with type 2 diabetes who underwent left pneumonectomy because of the involvement of the left main pulmonary artery and the left main bronchus. Irrespective of the infected organ, complete debridement of the infected tissue and treatment with antifungal agents are essential for treating mucormycosis.

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