A fatal fungus

Ishtiaq Ahmed, Ajay Gupta, Kate Gould, Stephen Clark

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We report the case of a 66-year-old man who presented with a prodromal type illness and pre-sternal swelling after having coronary artery bypass grafts 4 years earlier. Computed tomography showed that the mass had a retrosternal extension, to join a collection anterior to the right ventricle. Candida famata was isolated from operative specimens and he was treated with aggressive antifungal therapy. We believe that this is the first reported case of mediastinal Candida famata.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)723-724
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2005


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