IPLab:Lab 10:Cryptococcosis

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Clinical Summary

This 46-year-old male presented with a complaint of right-sided chest pain of six months duration. Chest x-ray showed a nodularNodular hyperplasia of the prostate--characterized by large discrete prostatic nodules--is a common disorder in men over 50 years of age. The nodules cause the prostate to be enlarged and to have an increased weight. The human prostate is surrounded by a restrictive capsule. These nodules cause increased pressure within the capsule which leads to constriction of the urethra as it passes through the prostate. Urethral constriction leads to retention of urine. mass in the lower lobe of the right lung. The mass was resected surgically.

Autopsy Findings

The 3.5 x 2.5-cm mass was firm, gray, and gelatinous. The mass proved to be a cryptococcal lesion.

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