Pelvic actinomycosis masquerading as malignancy: report of two cases and review of the literature.

Eli Mavor, Ram Dgani, Antonio Chiappa, Marius Guy, Andrew P. Zbar

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Abstract

Pelvic actinomycosis is uncommon, presenting most frequently as an abdominal mass and simulating advanced malignancy in female patients with a past history of intrauterine contraceptive use. It responds favourably to prolonged antibiotic therapy with occasional need for abscess drainage and débridement or ureteric stenting. Incorrect diagnosis may result in overly invasive investigations and unnecessarily radical extirpative surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-76
Number of pages4
JournalChirurgia Italiana
Volume55
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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