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[Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in actinomycosis of the liver--a case report].
Zentralbl Chir. 2009 Apr; 134(2):166-9.ZC

Abstract

Actinomycosis is a rare disease. Clinical symptoms and diagnostic imaging results need to be differentiated from those of malignancies and abscesses. We report the case of a 51-year-old woman who presented with nocturnal sweating, weight loss, fever, and abdominal pains. Ultrasound and MRI showed a mass in the liver that was diagnosed as actinomycosis by fine needle -biopsy. Antibiotic therapy led to an initial de-crease of both the complaints and the size of the mass, but was followed by progressing inflammation and deterioration of the patient's general condition. Surgical intervention and resection of the liver lesion led to a near full recovery. Aetiology, symptoms, diagnostic measures and therapy are discussed in the context of the presented clinical case.

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IV. Medizinische Klinik, CTK Cottbus, Akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus, der Universitätsklinik Charité zu Berlin. Kay-P.Braun@web.deNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Case Reports
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Journal Article

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ger

PubMed ID

19382050

Citation

Braun, K-P, et al. "[Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures in Actinomycosis of the Liver--a Case Report]." Zentralblatt Fur Chirurgie, vol. 134, no. 2, 2009, pp. 166-9.
Braun KP, Gastinger I, May M, et al. [Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in actinomycosis of the liver--a case report]. Zentralbl Chir. 2009;134(2):166-9.
Braun, K. P., Gastinger, I., May, M., Kaufmann, O., & Ernst, H. (2009). [Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in actinomycosis of the liver--a case report]. Zentralblatt Fur Chirurgie, 134(2), 166-9. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-2008-1076875
Braun KP, et al. [Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures in Actinomycosis of the Liver--a Case Report]. Zentralbl Chir. 2009;134(2):166-9. PubMed PMID: 19382050.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in actinomycosis of the liver--a case report]. AU - Braun,K-P, AU - Gastinger,I, AU - May,M, AU - Kaufmann,O, AU - Ernst,H, Y1 - 2009/04/20/ PY - 2009/4/22/entrez PY - 2009/4/22/pubmed PY - 2009/6/27/medline SP - 166 EP - 9 JF - Zentralblatt fur Chirurgie JO - Zentralbl Chir VL - 134 IS - 2 N2 - Actinomycosis is a rare disease. Clinical symptoms and diagnostic imaging results need to be differentiated from those of malignancies and abscesses. We report the case of a 51-year-old woman who presented with nocturnal sweating, weight loss, fever, and abdominal pains. Ultrasound and MRI showed a mass in the liver that was diagnosed as actinomycosis by fine needle -biopsy. Antibiotic therapy led to an initial de-crease of both the complaints and the size of the mass, but was followed by progressing inflammation and deterioration of the patient's general condition. Surgical intervention and resection of the liver lesion led to a near full recovery. Aetiology, symptoms, diagnostic measures and therapy are discussed in the context of the presented clinical case. SN - 0044-409X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19382050/[Diagnostic_and_therapeutic_procedures_in_actinomycosis_of_the_liver__a_case_report]_ L2 - http://www.thieme-connect.com/DOI/DOI?10.1055/s-2008-1076875 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -