Pneumomediastinum and pneumopericardium due to intracavitary aspergilloma: an unusual complication of fungal pneumonia

Pediatr Radiol. 2002 Feb;32(2):143-5. doi: 10.1007/s00247-001-0595-1. Epub 2001 Dec 8.

Abstract

We describe a 14-year-old boy with acute lymphatic leukaemia who developed pneumomediastinum and pneumopericardium as a complication of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Aspergillosis / complications*
  • Aspergillosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases, Fungal / complications*
  • Lung Diseases, Fungal / diagnostic imaging
  • Male
  • Mediastinal Emphysema / diagnostic imaging*
  • Mediastinal Emphysema / etiology
  • Pneumopericardium / diagnostic imaging*
  • Pneumopericardium / etiology
  • Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma / complications
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed