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[Actinomycosis of the colon as a rare differential diagnosis of colonic carcinoma].
Chirurg 2000; 71(1):93-7C

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

Abdominal actinomycosis is an uncommon disease. Nevertheless it should be considered in case of unclear tumor-like abdominal masses.

METHODS

We report a case of a 49-year-old patient with an intrauterine device. The patient was submitted with a solid and painful tumor in the upper abdomen. After sonography, computerized tomography, gastroduodenoscopy and colonoscopy the preoperative presumptive diagnosis was a carcinoma of the transvers colon invading the abdominal wall. Pathological examination after a right hemicolectomy surprisingly revealed an actinomycosis.

RESULTS

Based on this case diagnostic tools and therapeutic options of actinomycosis of the colon are discussed.

CONCLUSIONS

This case illustrates the importance to consider the possibility of actinomycosis when finding an unclear abdominal mass. After a surgical excision an abdominal actinomycosis requires antibiotic therapy.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Klinik für Allgemein- und Thoraxchirurgie (Leiter: Prof. Dr. K. Schwemmle) der Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

ger

PubMed ID

10663010

Citation

Rose, G, et al. "[Actinomycosis of the Colon as a Rare Differential Diagnosis of Colonic Carcinoma]." Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Fur Alle Gebiete Der Operativen Medizen, vol. 71, no. 1, 2000, pp. 93-7.
Rose G, Franke FE, Weimar B, et al. [Actinomycosis of the colon as a rare differential diagnosis of colonic carcinoma]. Chirurg. 2000;71(1):93-7.
Rose, G., Franke, F. E., Weimar, B., Buhr, J., & Padberg, W. (2000). [Actinomycosis of the colon as a rare differential diagnosis of colonic carcinoma]. Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Fur Alle Gebiete Der Operativen Medizen, 71(1), pp. 93-7.
Rose G, et al. [Actinomycosis of the Colon as a Rare Differential Diagnosis of Colonic Carcinoma]. Chirurg. 2000;71(1):93-7. PubMed PMID: 10663010.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Actinomycosis of the colon as a rare differential diagnosis of colonic carcinoma]. AU - Rose,G, AU - Franke,F E, AU - Weimar,B, AU - Buhr,J, AU - Padberg,W, PY - 2000/2/9/pubmed PY - 2000/3/4/medline PY - 2000/2/9/entrez SP - 93 EP - 7 JF - Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift fur alle Gebiete der operativen Medizen JO - Chirurg VL - 71 IS - 1 N2 - INTRODUCTION: Abdominal actinomycosis is an uncommon disease. Nevertheless it should be considered in case of unclear tumor-like abdominal masses. METHODS: We report a case of a 49-year-old patient with an intrauterine device. The patient was submitted with a solid and painful tumor in the upper abdomen. After sonography, computerized tomography, gastroduodenoscopy and colonoscopy the preoperative presumptive diagnosis was a carcinoma of the transvers colon invading the abdominal wall. Pathological examination after a right hemicolectomy surprisingly revealed an actinomycosis. RESULTS: Based on this case diagnostic tools and therapeutic options of actinomycosis of the colon are discussed. CONCLUSIONS: This case illustrates the importance to consider the possibility of actinomycosis when finding an unclear abdominal mass. After a surgical excision an abdominal actinomycosis requires antibiotic therapy. SN - 0009-4722 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/10663010/[Actinomycosis_of_the_colon_as_a_rare_differential_diagnosis_of_colonic_carcinoma]_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/414 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -