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Renal, colonic and retroperitoneal actinomycosis--a case report.
West Afr J Med 2005 Oct-Dec; 24(4):343-5WA

Abstract

An unusual case of actinomycosis involving the kidney, retroperitoneum and colon is reported. A 41 year old patient with two weeks history of loin pain was found to have a palpable renal mass on clinical examination. Imaging revealed a solid mass arising from the left kidney, invading the retroperitoneum suggestive of an invasive hypernephroma. A nephrectomy, partial resection of psoas and colonic resection with end to end anastomosis was performed. Histopathology revealed renal actinomycosis with involvement of the adjacent colon and retroperitoneum. He recovered well after surgery and was treated with penicillin for one year. Five years have elapsed since presentation without any evidence of clinical recurrence. Abdominal actinomycosis though rare, should be borne in mind while investigating patients presenting with an abdominal mass.

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Department of General Surgery and Urology, Causeway Hospitals Trust Coleraine, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. gidwanianand@hotmail.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16483055

Citation

Gidwani, Anand L., et al. "Renal, Colonic and Retroperitoneal Actinomycosis--a Case Report." West African Journal of Medicine, vol. 24, no. 4, 2005, pp. 343-5.
Gidwani AL, Connolly D, Khan A, et al. Renal, colonic and retroperitoneal actinomycosis--a case report. West Afr J Med. 2005;24(4):343-5.
Gidwani, A. L., Connolly, D., Khan, A., Kemohan, R., Brown, M., & Kenny, B. (2005). Renal, colonic and retroperitoneal actinomycosis--a case report. West African Journal of Medicine, 24(4), pp. 343-5.
Gidwani AL, et al. Renal, Colonic and Retroperitoneal Actinomycosis--a Case Report. West Afr J Med. 2005;24(4):343-5. PubMed PMID: 16483055.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Renal, colonic and retroperitoneal actinomycosis--a case report. AU - Gidwani,Anand L, AU - Connolly,David, AU - Khan,Azmat, AU - Kemohan,Robert, AU - Brown,Malcolm, AU - Kenny,Brian, PY - 2006/2/18/pubmed PY - 2006/3/31/medline PY - 2006/2/18/entrez SP - 343 EP - 5 JF - West African journal of medicine JO - West Afr J Med VL - 24 IS - 4 N2 - An unusual case of actinomycosis involving the kidney, retroperitoneum and colon is reported. A 41 year old patient with two weeks history of loin pain was found to have a palpable renal mass on clinical examination. Imaging revealed a solid mass arising from the left kidney, invading the retroperitoneum suggestive of an invasive hypernephroma. A nephrectomy, partial resection of psoas and colonic resection with end to end anastomosis was performed. Histopathology revealed renal actinomycosis with involvement of the adjacent colon and retroperitoneum. He recovered well after surgery and was treated with penicillin for one year. Five years have elapsed since presentation without any evidence of clinical recurrence. Abdominal actinomycosis though rare, should be borne in mind while investigating patients presenting with an abdominal mass. SN - 0189-160X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16483055/Renal_colonic_and_retroperitoneal_actinomycosis__a_case_report_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/414 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -