PMID: 8291899Nov 1, 1993Paper

Pelvicobdominal actinomycosis associated with an intrauterine contraceptive device. A case of liver dissemination mimicking metastatic ovarian cancer

Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
R L SandinW Roberts

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.

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Actinomycosis
Differential Diagnosis
Hysterectomy
Unmedicated IUDs
Liver
Liver Dysfunction
Ovarian Neoplasm
Pelvis
Tomography, X-Ray Computerized Axial

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