Case 1 was a 53-year-old female who had a small nodule in the right S3 segment on chest CT. As she was not diagnosed by transbronchial lung biopsy (TBLB), open thoracotomy was performed. Case 2 was a 65-year-old female who had a nodule with pleural indentation in the right S6 segment. As this nodule showed difficulty to differentiate from small lung carcinoma, thoracoscopic surgery was performed. Case 3 was a 63-year-old female who had multiple lesions with cavity in the left S4 and S5 segments, which was preoperatively diagnosed by TBLB. She was performed thoracoscopic partial resection of the lingular segment because of poor response to antimycotic agents. All cases received preventive antimycotic agents for one or two months after the operation. There was no recurrence or postoperative meningitis. Thoracoscopic surgery is the effective procedure for the diagnosis and treatment of the localized pulmonary cryptococcosis.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 1998|
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