BMJ Case Reports 2018; doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-223717
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Role of modified Eloesser flap in the treatment of bronchopleural fistula caused by pulmonary coccidioidomycosis

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  1. Yasir Ahmed2
  1. 1 Department of Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University at the Permian Basin, Odessa, Texas, USA
  2. 2 Department of Infectious Disease, Texas Tech University of Health Science Center at the Permian Basin, Odessa, Texas, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Alfredo Iardino, alfredo.iardino{at}
  • Accepted 3 January 2018
  • Published 18 January 2018


Coccidioidomycosis is a fungal infection by the Coccidioides genus and is usually caused by inhalation of the spores. Patients with diabetes are more likely to present with severe lung disease, especially cavitary lesions.1 2 We depict the case of a 47-year-old man with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes mellitus who presented with a right pulmonary lung abscess due to coccidioidomycosis and underwent a right thoracotomy with partial right upper lobe resection. Intraoperatively the …

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