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Tubo-ovarian Actinomycosis: A case report with brief review of literature.
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PMID:  22918075     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Pelvic actinomycosis is an uncommon condition, often associated with the use of intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD). Pelvic actinomycosis is rare accounting for 3% of all human actinomycotic infections. Ovarian actinomycosis is even rarer. Here, we present a 24-year-old woman using an IUCD for 3 1 / 2 years with right-sided adnexal mass, which was diagnosed postoperatively as tubo-ovarian actinomycosis. Many times, an appropriate management is overlooked or delayed due to its non-specific and variable clinical and radiological features. Sometimes, it can even mimic an advanced pelvic malignancy. Therefore, the gynecologist should consider the possibility of this infection to spare the patient from morbidity of radical surgical procedure.
Authors:
S Dasgupta; S Ghosh; S G Sengupta; R Sarkar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of medical sciences     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0019-5359     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Med Sci     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373023     Medline TA:  Indian J Med Sci     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  329-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pathology, Nilratan Sircar Medical College, Kolkata, India.
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