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Para-iliac actinomycetoma presenting as sarcoma, a late complication of appendicitis: A case report.

Navarre P, Cantin MA, Isler MH - Int J Surg Case Rep (2013)

Bottom Line: The most common cause of abdominal actinomycosis is perforated appendicitis, and may present several years later.While faced with a soft tissue mass transgressing tissue planes and possibly extending to the region of the right lower quadrant, especially with a history of previous perforated appendicitis, one should consider the possibility of an abscess caused by pathogens of intestinal origin, including the gram positive anaerobe Actinomycosis israelii.Failure to actively search for this pathogen, which is not detectable with routine staining techniques and may take up to 1-2 weeks to isolate, may lead to unnecessary morbid surgical procedures.

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Affiliation: Hôpital Sainte-Justine, Montréal, QC, Canada; Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, Montréal, QC, Canada; Université de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada.

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Gram stain revealing the gram-positive bacilli Actinomycosis israelii.
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Para-iliac actinomycetoma presenting as sarcoma, a late complication of appendicitis: A case report.

Navarre P, Cantin MA, Isler MH - Int J Surg Case Rep (2013)

Gram stain revealing the gram-positive bacilli Actinomycosis israelii.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig0015: Gram stain revealing the gram-positive bacilli Actinomycosis israelii.
Bottom Line: The most common cause of abdominal actinomycosis is perforated appendicitis, and may present several years later.While faced with a soft tissue mass transgressing tissue planes and possibly extending to the region of the right lower quadrant, especially with a history of previous perforated appendicitis, one should consider the possibility of an abscess caused by pathogens of intestinal origin, including the gram positive anaerobe Actinomycosis israelii.Failure to actively search for this pathogen, which is not detectable with routine staining techniques and may take up to 1-2 weeks to isolate, may lead to unnecessary morbid surgical procedures.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Hôpital Sainte-Justine, Montréal, QC, Canada; Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, Montréal, QC, Canada; Université de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus