Miruna-Ioana Lazăr1, Ioana-Miruna Stanciu1, Claudiu Mihai Ciucureanu3, Cristina Mihaela Olaru1, Cornelia Nițipir2
1 Department of Paediatrics, Marie Sklodowska Curie Emergency Hospital for Children, Bucharest, Romania
2 Department of Oncology, “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 020021 Bucharest, Romania
3 University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila”, Bucharest, Romania
Corresponding author: Ioana-Miruna Stanciu, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Published: IiI, 2, 1 October 2023, 63 - 70 DOI: 10.53011/JMRO.2023.02.08
Although infrequent, lung cancer can be disguised by the synchronous presence of a fungal infection, most notably by the Aspergillus species. Some cases of incidental adenocarcinoma diagnosed during surgical treatment of pulmonary aspergillosis have been reported, showing just how these fungi can hide more serious, underlying pathology.
This review aims to raise awareness about this occurrence to accelerate the correct etiological diagnosis, establish a timely oncological treatment, and improve the overall morbidity and mortality in lung cancer patients. In addition, we present a rather alluring case of concurrent adenocarcinoma and Aspergillus infection to display how these two entities can appear together.