Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine

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Mediastinal Zygomycosis (Mucormycosis): an Unusual Manifestation of Invasive Zygomycosis (Mucormycosis), Presenting as a Mediastinal Mass in an Immunocompetent Adult Male


Pradeep Kumar Vyas, Gaurav Ghatavat, Rajiv S. Mathur and Bharat Shivdasani

The common causes of mediastinal mass are neoplasms including Hodgkin’s disease, neuroblastoma and non- Hodgkin’s lymphoma. About one third of the cases are benign such as teratomas, neurofibromas and lipomas. Histological findings are essential to distinguish between benign and malignant conditions. Zygomycosis is a rare fungal infection usually presenting as a subcutaneous infection. Visceral involvement is reported usually with pulmonary and gastrointestinal tract involvement. Here the authors report a case of zygomycosis in an immunocompetent adult male who presented with mediastinal mass.


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