Cardiac Aspergillosis with pedunculated mass in the left ventricle

Tex Heart Inst J. 2004;31(4):439-41.


Immunosuppression can allow organisms that are not usually pathogenetic to cause disease; under such circumstances, Aspergillus species frequently form large masses of fungal elements. We describe the case of a 12-year-old girl with hematologic remission of leukemia. She had a left ventricular pedunculated mass that was detected by echocardiographic study; at surgery, the presence of Aspergillus terreus was confirmed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aspergillosis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Aspergillosis / surgery
  • Child
  • Female
  • Heart Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Heart Diseases / microbiology*
  • Heart Diseases / surgery
  • Heart Ventricles / diagnostic imaging
  • Heart Ventricles / microbiology
  • Heart Ventricles / pathology
  • Humans
  • Ultrasonography