Primary Abdominal Wall Actinomycosis

Seock Yeol Lee, Ji Hye Lee, Seung Jin Lee, Cheol Sae Lee

Abstract


     Actinomycosis of the anterior abdominal wall is rare. We report a 50-year-old man who presented with a right lower lateral chest wall mass of six years duration Computed tomography showed a 8 cm mass projecting from right lower lateral chest wall associated with extension of the right abdominal wall. En bloc resection including muscles, 9th and 10th ribs and a partial portion of diphragm was made. And direct closure of abdominal wall defect was done. Histopathological examination of the mass was consistent with those of actinomycosis. The patient recovered completely without post-operative complications. The patient is receiving minocycline for three months now.




doi:10.4021/jmc336w


Keywords


Actinomycosis; Abdominal wall; Mass; Surgery

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