The Journal of the Japanese Association for Chest Surgery
Online ISSN : 1881-4158
Print ISSN : 0919-0945
ISSN-L : 0919-0945
A resected case of chronic pulmonary coccidioidomycosis (Coccidioidoma)
Yoshitomo OzakiShuhei InoueTakuya FujitaMasatsugu OuchiAkihiro Takahagi
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2011 Volume 25 Issue 7 Pages 756-760


The patient was a 24-year-old male of US nationality. He had been in Arizona in the US for 5 years before visiting Japan as an English teacher. Chest CT showed a well-defined round nodule measuring 2.0 cm in diameter in the right lower lobe. He underwent partial resection of the lung employing VATS. Coccidioides immitis was detected in the resected specimen, and he was diagnosed with chronic pulmonary coccidioidomycosis (Coccidioidoma). Although the incidence of coccidioidomycosis has increased in Japan, the overall level of awareness of this type of afferent mycosis is still unsatisfactory. The careful examination of patients with a history of visiting or living in endemic areas is therefore warranted.

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