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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 567-568

Local invasive Actinomyces infection mimicking liver tumor


1 Department of General Surgery, Gazi University School of Medicine, 06500 Besevler, Ankara, Turkey
2 Department of Thoracic Surgery, Gazi University School of Medicine, 06500 Besevler, Ankara, Turkey
3 Department of Pathology, Gazi University School of Medicine, 06500 Besevler, Ankara, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Ali Celik
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Gazi University School of Medicine, 06500 Besevler, Ankara
Turkey
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.133720

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Actinomycosis is a chronic, suppurative disease characterized with granulomatosis and fibrosis. Although it causes oral and cervicofacial infections generally, in 20% of cases it is abdomino-pelvic located. A 24-year-old male patient was examined with the diagnosis of diaphragm, adrenale and chest wall-invasive mass in liver vault. Exploration and mass excision were made with pre-diagnosis of liver tumor and the pathologic result of the patient was reported to be Actinomyces infection. Having no problem in the post-operative period, patient was discharged following the arrangement of antibiotic treatment.


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