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Pseudo-colonic carcinoma caused by abdominal actinomycosis: report of two cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14689208     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: Abdominal actinomycosis is an infrequent chronic, suppurative infection caused by the aerobic gram-positive bands Actinomyces israelii. PATIENT PRESENTATION: We report two cases of abdominal actinomycosis, simulating colon cancer. Before operation, both patients presented with abdominal pain and a palpable mass. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) revealed an infiltrating irregular mass in the cecum and transverse colon, respectively. Surgical intervention was then performed under the impression of colonic malignancy. CONCLUSION: Postoperatively, pathologic examination confirmed the diagnosis of abdominal actinomycosis in which the characteristic finding of sulfur granules in the resected specimen was demonstrated. After surgery, the patients continued antibiotic treatment with ampicillin for 2 months at our OPD and had no signs of recurrence 1 year after surgery.
Authors:
Chau-Jiunn Huang; Tsung-Jen Huang; Jan-Sing Hsieh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2003-12-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of colorectal disease     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0179-1958     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Colorectal Dis     Publication Date:  2004 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-01     Completed Date:  2004-09-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8607899     Medline TA:  Int J Colorectal Dis     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  283-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, Jiannren Hospital, 136 Nan-Yang Rd., Nan Tzu Dist., Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Abdominal Pain / etiology
Actinomycosis / diagnosis*
Adult
Carcinoma / diagnosis
Colonic Neoplasms / diagnosis
Diagnosis, Differential
Female
Humans
Intestine, Large / microbiology*
Male
Mesentery / microbiology*
Middle Aged

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