Bronchial Necrosis from Mucormycosis: A Case Report and ReviewJessica Heimes1*, Salman Zaheer1 and Jason Wallen2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Jessica Heimes
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Loma Linda University
11234 Anderson St. Schuman Pavilion, Suite 1617, Loma Linda, CA, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: December 04, 2016; Accepted date: December 30, 2016; Published date: December 31, 2016
Citation: Heimes J, Zaheer S, Wallen J (2016) Bronchial Necrosis from Mucormycosis: A Case Report and Review. J Pulm Respir Med 6:385. doi: 10.4172/2161-105X.1000385
Copyright: © 2016 Heimes J, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Disseminated pulmonary mucormycosis is an uncommon and aggressive life threatening condition associated with a high mortality rate. Pulmonary mucormycosis can spread to contralateral lung before it is even detected, increasing mortality rate with little chance of cure. Our report describes an aggressive case of disseminated mucormycosis, involving bronchial necrosis leading to a bilobectomy with tissue flap coverage. Although our report describes a fatal outcome, this case evaluates the role for surgery in the treatment of difficult infections.