Pelvicoabdominal actinomycosis associated with an intrauterine contraceptive device

A case of liver dissemination mimicking metastatic ovarian cancer

R. L. Sandin, J. N. Greene, J. S. Sarzier, Inga Himelright, N. N.K. Ku, J. F. Toney, W. Roberts

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Abstract

A rare case of pelvicoabdominal actinomycosis with liver dissemination is reported in a patient with an intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD) in place for 10 years. Her initial preoperative diagnosis of metastatic ovarian cancer emphasizes the slow indolent destructive nature of actinomycosis mimicking a malignancy. A history of an indwelling IUCD for several years along with a pelvic mass should prompt consideration of actinomycosis as a possible etiology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)448-455
Number of pages8
JournalAnnals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
Volume23
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

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Actinomycosis
Intrauterine Devices
Contraceptive Agents
Liver
Ovarian Neoplasms
Neoplasms

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Immunology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Hematology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Medical Laboratory Technology

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Sandin, R. L., Greene, J. N., Sarzier, J. S., Himelright, I., Ku, N. N. K., Toney, J. F., & Roberts, W. (1993). Pelvicoabdominal actinomycosis associated with an intrauterine contraceptive device: A case of liver dissemination mimicking metastatic ovarian cancer. Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science, 23(6), 448-455.

Pelvicoabdominal actinomycosis associated with an intrauterine contraceptive device : A case of liver dissemination mimicking metastatic ovarian cancer. / Sandin, R. L.; Greene, J. N.; Sarzier, J. S.; Himelright, Inga; Ku, N. N.K.; Toney, J. F.; Roberts, W.

In: Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science, Vol. 23, No. 6, 01.01.1993, p. 448-455.

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Sandin, R. L. ; Greene, J. N. ; Sarzier, J. S. ; Himelright, Inga ; Ku, N. N.K. ; Toney, J. F. ; Roberts, W. / Pelvicoabdominal actinomycosis associated with an intrauterine contraceptive device : A case of liver dissemination mimicking metastatic ovarian cancer. In: Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science. 1993 ; Vol. 23, No. 6. pp. 448-455.
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