Percutaneous transcatheter treatment of an intracavitary aspergilloma

Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. Sep-Oct 1993;16(5):321-4. doi: 10.1007/BF02629167.


We describe a case of massive hemoptysis, secondary to an intracavitary aspergilloma, successfully treated by computed tomography (CT)-guided placement of a Cope-loop catheter with daily transcatheter instillation of amphotericin B and cavitary irrigation. Over a 15-day period, this regimen resulted in cessation of hemoptysis and radiographic resolution of the aspergilloma. No complications were encountered. A follow-up CT of the thorax showed no recurrence of the aspergilloma at 3 months.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Amphotericin B / administration & dosage
  • Aspergillosis / complications
  • Aspergillosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Aspergillosis / therapy*
  • Catheterization / methods
  • Hemoptysis / etiology
  • Humans
  • Instillation, Drug
  • Lung Diseases, Fungal / complications
  • Lung Diseases, Fungal / diagnostic imaging
  • Lung Diseases, Fungal / therapy*
  • Male
  • Therapeutic Irrigation
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed


  • Amphotericin B