IPLab:Lab 10:Cryptococcosis

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Clinical Summary[edit]

This 46-year-old male presented with a complaint of right-sided chest pain of six months duration. Chest x-ray showed a nodular mass in the lower lobe of the right lung. The mass was resected surgically.

Autopsy Findings[edit]

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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