Mediastinal Zygomycosis (Mucormycosis): an Unusual Manifestation of Invasive Zygomycosis (Mucormycosis), Presenting as a Mediastinal Mass in an Immunocompetent Adult MalePradeep Kumar Vyas1*, Gaurav Ghatavat1, Rajiv S. Mathur1 and Bharat Shivdasani2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Pradeep Kumar Vyas
Department of Pulmonary Medicine
Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, 15
Dr. G. Deshmukh Marg, Mumbai-400 026, India
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Received date: February 08, 2014; Accepted date: June 26, 2014; Published date: July 01, 2014
Citation: Vyas PK, Ghatavat G, Mathur RS, Shivdasani B (2014) Mediastinal Zygomycosis (Mucormycosis): an Unusual Manifestation of Invasive Zygomycosis (Mucormycosis), Presenting as a Mediastinal Mass in an Immunocompetent Adult Male. J Pulm Respir Med 4:192. doi: 10.4172/2161-105X.1000192
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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.