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Primary combined intra- and extra- abdominal actinomycosis. A case report.
Rom J Gastroenterol. 2004 Dec; 13(4):337-40.RJ

Abstract

Actinomycosis is an infrequent chronic progressive granulomatous and suppurative disease. This infection is caused by Actinomyces israelii, normally present in healthy individuals. We present a rare case of a combined intra- and extra- abdominal actinomycosis in a 50 year old female patient, with no underlying predisposing factors. The patient complained of a right lower quadrant pain. Although we first diagnosed a peri-appendiceal abscess, the CT scan suggested a right colon tumor. The patient underwent segmental colectomy and the histological examination of the specimen revealed colon actinomycosis. A review of the possible pathogenesis and therapeutic modalities is also presented.

Authors+Show Affiliations

1st Department of General Surgery, GP Hospital of Piraeus "Tzanion", 14 Agias Eirinis str., GR-11146 Galatsi, Athens, Greece. d_filippou@hotmail.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15624033

Citation

Filippou, Dimitrios, et al. "Primary Combined Intra- and Extra- Abdominal Actinomycosis. a Case Report." Romanian Journal of Gastroenterology, vol. 13, no. 4, 2004, pp. 337-40.
Filippou D, Triantopoulou C, Kolimpiris C, et al. Primary combined intra- and extra- abdominal actinomycosis. A case report. Rom J Gastroenterol. 2004;13(4):337-40.
Filippou, D., Triantopoulou, C., Kolimpiris, C., & Rizos, S. (2004). Primary combined intra- and extra- abdominal actinomycosis. A case report. Romanian Journal of Gastroenterology, 13(4), 337-40.
Filippou D, et al. Primary Combined Intra- and Extra- Abdominal Actinomycosis. a Case Report. Rom J Gastroenterol. 2004;13(4):337-40. PubMed PMID: 15624033.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Primary combined intra- and extra- abdominal actinomycosis. A case report. AU - Filippou,Dimitrios, AU - Triantopoulou,Charina, AU - Kolimpiris,Chariton, AU - Rizos,Spiros, PY - 2004/12/30/pubmed PY - 2005/2/4/medline PY - 2004/12/30/entrez SP - 337 EP - 40 JF - Romanian journal of gastroenterology JO - Rom J Gastroenterol VL - 13 IS - 4 N2 - Actinomycosis is an infrequent chronic progressive granulomatous and suppurative disease. This infection is caused by Actinomyces israelii, normally present in healthy individuals. We present a rare case of a combined intra- and extra- abdominal actinomycosis in a 50 year old female patient, with no underlying predisposing factors. The patient complained of a right lower quadrant pain. Although we first diagnosed a peri-appendiceal abscess, the CT scan suggested a right colon tumor. The patient underwent segmental colectomy and the histological examination of the specimen revealed colon actinomycosis. A review of the possible pathogenesis and therapeutic modalities is also presented. SN - 1221-4167 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15624033/Primary_combined_intra__and_extra__abdominal_actinomycosis__A_case_report_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/414 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -