Pulmonary mucormycosis presenting as an endobronchial lesion

Chest. 1994 Dec;106(6):1889-91. doi: 10.1378/chest.106.6.1889.


A 56-year-old diabetic man presented with left upper lobe collapse and postobstructive pneumonitis. Fiberoptic bronchoscopy revealed an endobronchial mass obstructing the left mainstem bronchus. The lesion resembled a bronchial adenoma; however, cytologic and histologic examination revealed invasive mucormycosis. The patient was treated with intravenous amphotericin B followed by endoscopic laser surgery that relieved the obstruction.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adenoma / diagnosis*
  • Bronchial Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / complications
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases, Fungal / complications
  • Lung Diseases, Fungal / diagnosis*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mucormycosis / complications
  • Mucormycosis / diagnosis*