Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 568--573

The therapeutic dilemma in pre-transplant asymptomatic aspergilloma: A case report and review of literature


Vijoy Kumar Jha1, Debasish Mahapatra1, Parthasarathi Ghana2, Anantharam Jairam1, Pragya Sharma3 
1 Department of Nephrology, Command Hospital Air Force, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Internal Medicine, Command Hospital Air Force, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Pathology, Command Hospital Air Force, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Vijoy Kumar Jha
Department of Nephrology, Command Hospital Air Force, Bengaluru - 560 007, Karnataka
India

Aspergillus species are ubiquitous, and inhalation of infectious conidia is not so uncommon. With immunosuppression, it can invade adjacent structures and lead to widespread invasive disease. There is no randomized, prospective trial for optimized treatment including the antifungal and surgical approach for aspergilloma. The available literature related to the management of asymptomatic aspergilloma in pre-renal transplant setting is scarce and debatable. Opinion favoring surgery is that it is necessary to eliminate the fungus reservoir before transplantation because of the inadequacy of pharmacological fungus control measures in immunocompromised patients. We present a case of end-stage renal disease that was planned for renal transplantation and during the workup, was detected to have asymptomatic right upper lobe aspergilloma. He underwent surgical resection of the aspergilloma before undergoing successful renal transplantation. In this case report, we will discuss this case and controversies related to its management before undergoing successful renal transplantation.


How to cite this article:
Jha VK, Mahapatra D, Ghana P, Jairam A, Sharma P. The therapeutic dilemma in pre-transplant asymptomatic aspergilloma: A case report and review of literature.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2021;32:568-573


How to cite this URL:
Jha VK, Mahapatra D, Ghana P, Jairam A, Sharma P. The therapeutic dilemma in pre-transplant asymptomatic aspergilloma: A case report and review of literature. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Aug 11 ];32:568-573
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