[Tumor simulating primary pulmonary cryptococcosis in an immunocompetent patient. A contribution to differential diagnosis]

Pneumologie. 2000 Feb;54(2):58-60. doi: 10.1055/s-2000-9065.
[Article in German]


Case report of a primary cryptococcosis of the lung in a 78-year old non-immunocompromised female. The patient presented with a mass in the right upper lobe, highly suspicious of lung cancer. Cryptococcus finally was detected on repeated biopsies from ulcerated and necrotic bronchial mucosa. A clinical work-up showed no evidence of dissemination and no signs of immunoinsufficiency. Mass reduction in the lung was achieved under therapy with fluconazol.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Biopsy
  • Cryptococcosis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Cryptococcosis / pathology
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lung / diagnostic imaging
  • Lung / pathology
  • Lung Diseases, Fungal / diagnostic imaging*
  • Lung Diseases, Fungal / pathology
  • Lung Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Lung Neoplasms / pathology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*