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Título: Cirurgia do aspergiloma pulmonar: curativa?
Outros títulos: Surgery for pulmonary aspergiloma: curative?
Autor: Bernardo, JE
Calvinho, P
Eugénio, L
Antunes, MJ
Palavras-chave: Aspergilose
Doenças do Pulmão
Data: 2003
Editora: Sociedade Portuguesa de Pneumologia
Citação: Rev Port Pneumol. 2003 Nov;9(5 Suppl):16.
Resumo: Introduction.In lhe last few decades, there has been an increase in fungal diseases, especially in those caused by Aspergillus.The aim of this retrospective study was to confirm or ascertain whether surgical intervention to pulmonary aspergiloma can result in a cure or long term palliative treatment with improvement of quality of life. Methods and materiais. From 1989 to 2001, 23 patients with mean age of 44.1 years (18-69 years) were submitted to pulmonary surgery for excision of aspergilloma. Sixteen patients were mate (70%). The most frequent indication for surgery was haemoptysis in 16 patients (70%) followed by abundant sputum in 3 patients (3%). Four patients (17%) were asymptomatic. Old tuberculosis lesions (87%) or pulmonary abscesses (13%) were lhe basic conditions for lhe aspergilloma. Pre-operative evaluation of respiratory function showed a mean vital capacity of 69.8% (61-84% limits) and lhe mean Fevl was 66% (53-82% limits). Results. This group of patients were submitted to 18 lobectomies (82%), 2 bilobectomies (7%), 2 wedge resections and 1 pneumonectomy (4%). There was no operative mortality and lhe morbidity in lhe post-operative period was: persistent air leak in 7 patients (30%), post-operative bleeding in 2 patients (7%) and residual cavities in 2 patients (7%). The mean time of follow-up was 7.2 years (limits 1.5-14 years) and 3 deaths were registered. Two deaths were related to intestinal neoplasia and 1 related to lhe original disease, 5 years after surgery. All surviving patients referred good improvement of symptoms and quality of life. Conclusions. The resection of pulmonary aspergilloma could be performed with a low morbidity and mortality. The patients referred good improvement of symptoms and quality of life after surgery. Consequently, we suggest that surgical therapy is an option for both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients
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