Cryptococcosis: an unusual cause of endobronchial obstruction.
We report the case of a 43 year old male patient, with normal immune function, who presented with right middle and lower lobe collapse. At bronchoscopy, a white lobulated lesion was seen, completely obstructing the origin of bronchus intermedius. Bronchial washings and biopsy of the lesion demonstrated cryptococcal organisms. The patient responded clinically and radiologically to amphotericin B and flucytosine; however, repeat bronchoscopy revealed only partial resolution of the endobronchial lesion.