Uncommon presentation of actinomycosis mimicking colonic cancer: Colon actinomycosis with invasion of the abdominal wall

Ilhan Bali, Muhammed Guldur, Cihan Gokler, Figen Ozdemir, Abdurrahman Uzun, Hatice Ozdemir, Selim Sozen
2015 Archives of Clinical and Experimental Surgery  
Actinomycosis is an uncommon chronic suppurative infectious disease that is caused by Actinomycetes organisms, which are gram-positive, microaerophilic, anaerobic bacteria. Herein, we present the case of a 42-year-old female patient who underwent surgical exploration following presentation with abdominal pain and an abdominal mass, initially thought to be a malignancy. Histological examination of the specimen revealed colon actinomycosis.
doi:10.5455/aces.20130118022246 fatcat:vknm2fb335bllaihbl6itsbobu