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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2003|
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