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

Ilhan Bali, Muhammed Ahmet Guldur,Cihan Gokler, Figen Ozdemir, Abdurrahman Selcuk Uzun, Hatice Ozdemir, Selim Sozen.

Abstract
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.

Key words: Actinomycosis, abdominal mass, malignancy, bowel obstruction


 
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Bali I, Guldur MA, Gokler C, Ozdemir F, Uzun AS, Ozdemir H, Sozen S. Uncommon presentation of actinomycosis mimicking colonic cancer: Colon actinomycosis with invasion of the abdominal wall. Arch Clin Exp Surg. 2015; 4(2): 107-110. doi:10.5455/aces.20130118022246


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Bali I, Guldur MA, Gokler C, Ozdemir F, Uzun AS, Ozdemir H, Sozen S. Uncommon presentation of actinomycosis mimicking colonic cancer: Colon actinomycosis with invasion of the abdominal wall. http://www.ejmaces.com/?mno=28278 [Access: August 17, 2018]. doi:10.5455/aces.20130118022246


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Bali I, Guldur MA, Gokler C, Ozdemir F, Uzun AS, Ozdemir H, Sozen S. Uncommon presentation of actinomycosis mimicking colonic cancer: Colon actinomycosis with invasion of the abdominal wall. Arch Clin Exp Surg. 2015; 4(2): 107-110. doi:10.5455/aces.20130118022246



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Bali I, Guldur MA, Gokler C, Ozdemir F, Uzun AS, Ozdemir H, Sozen S. Uncommon presentation of actinomycosis mimicking colonic cancer: Colon actinomycosis with invasion of the abdominal wall. Arch Clin Exp Surg. (2015), [cited August 17, 2018]; 4(2): 107-110. doi:10.5455/aces.20130118022246



Harvard Style

Bali, I., Guldur, M. A., Gokler, C., Ozdemir, F., Uzun, A. S., Ozdemir, H. & Sozen, S. (2015) Uncommon presentation of actinomycosis mimicking colonic cancer: Colon actinomycosis with invasion of the abdominal wall. Arch Clin Exp Surg, 4 (2), 107-110. doi:10.5455/aces.20130118022246



Turabian Style

Bali, Ilhan, Muhammed Ahmet Guldur, Cihan Gokler, Figen Ozdemir, Abdurrahman Selcuk Uzun, Hatice Ozdemir, and Selim Sozen. 2015. Uncommon presentation of actinomycosis mimicking colonic cancer: Colon actinomycosis with invasion of the abdominal wall. Archives of Clinical and Experimental Surgery (ACES), 4 (2), 107-110. doi:10.5455/aces.20130118022246



Chicago Style

Bali, Ilhan, Muhammed Ahmet Guldur, Cihan Gokler, Figen Ozdemir, Abdurrahman Selcuk Uzun, Hatice Ozdemir, and Selim Sozen. "Uncommon presentation of actinomycosis mimicking colonic cancer: Colon actinomycosis with invasion of the abdominal wall." Archives of Clinical and Experimental Surgery (ACES) 4 (2015), 107-110. doi:10.5455/aces.20130118022246



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Bali, Ilhan, Muhammed Ahmet Guldur, Cihan Gokler, Figen Ozdemir, Abdurrahman Selcuk Uzun, Hatice Ozdemir, and Selim Sozen. "Uncommon presentation of actinomycosis mimicking colonic cancer: Colon actinomycosis with invasion of the abdominal wall." Archives of Clinical and Experimental Surgery (ACES) 4.2 (2015), 107-110. Print. doi:10.5455/aces.20130118022246



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Bali, I., Guldur, M. A., Gokler, C., Ozdemir, F., Uzun, A. S., Ozdemir, H. & Sozen, S. (2015) Uncommon presentation of actinomycosis mimicking colonic cancer: Colon actinomycosis with invasion of the abdominal wall. Archives of Clinical and Experimental Surgery (ACES), 4 (2), 107-110. doi:10.5455/aces.20130118022246





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