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Fungus ball

Fungus ball

a compact mass of fungal mycelium and cellular debris, 1 to 5 cm in diameter, residing within a lung cavity; such cavities may be produced by bacterial as well as mycotic infectious agents, but they are usually produced by aspergillus fumigatus or, more rarely, by a. Niger.

See: aspergilloma.


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