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Tubo-ovarian Actinomycosis Mimicking Ovarian Malignancy: Case Report

Faten Limaiem, Maroua Bouhamed, Ghada Sahraoui, Saadia Bouraoui, Ahlem Lahmar, Sabeh Mzabi-Regaya.

Abstract
Actinomycosis is a chronic suppurative granulomatous infection caused by Actinomyces israelii, an anaerobic Gram-positive microorganism. Pelvic actinomycosis is rare and constitutes 3% of all human actinomycosis infections. Pre-operative diagnosis is usually difficult with the majority of cases being diagnosed after the histological and bacteriological examination of the resected specimen. In this paper, the authors report a new case of tubo-ovarian actinomycosis in a 42-year-old woman that was misdiagnosed pre-operatively as ovarian malignancy. Tubo-ovarian actinomycosis should be considered in patients with a pelvic mass especially in ones using intra-uterine devices. Surgeons should be aware of this infection in order to avoid excessive surgical procedures.

Key words: actinomycosis, ovary, fallopian tube, intra-uterine device


 
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Limaiem F, Bouhamed M, Sahraoui G, Bouraoui S, Lahmar A, Mzabi-Regaya S. Tubo-ovarian Actinomycosis Mimicking Ovarian Malignancy: Case Report. J Interdiscipl Histopathol. 2015; 3(3): 117-119. doi:10.5455/jihp.20150818115234


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Limaiem F, Bouhamed M, Sahraoui G, Bouraoui S, Lahmar A, Mzabi-Regaya S. Tubo-ovarian Actinomycosis Mimicking Ovarian Malignancy: Case Report. http://www.ejmjih.com/?mno=196879 [Access: February 23, 2018]. doi:10.5455/jihp.20150818115234


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Limaiem F, Bouhamed M, Sahraoui G, Bouraoui S, Lahmar A, Mzabi-Regaya S. Tubo-ovarian Actinomycosis Mimicking Ovarian Malignancy: Case Report. J Interdiscipl Histopathol. 2015; 3(3): 117-119. doi:10.5455/jihp.20150818115234



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Limaiem F, Bouhamed M, Sahraoui G, Bouraoui S, Lahmar A, Mzabi-Regaya S. Tubo-ovarian Actinomycosis Mimicking Ovarian Malignancy: Case Report. J Interdiscipl Histopathol. (2015), [cited February 23, 2018]; 3(3): 117-119. doi:10.5455/jihp.20150818115234



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Limaiem, F., Bouhamed, M., Sahraoui, G., Bouraoui, S., Lahmar, A. & Mzabi-Regaya, S. (2015) Tubo-ovarian Actinomycosis Mimicking Ovarian Malignancy: Case Report. J Interdiscipl Histopathol, 3 (3), 117-119. doi:10.5455/jihp.20150818115234



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Limaiem, Faten, Maroua Bouhamed, Ghada Sahraoui, Saadia Bouraoui, Ahlem Lahmar, and Sabeh Mzabi-Regaya. 2015. Tubo-ovarian Actinomycosis Mimicking Ovarian Malignancy: Case Report. Journal of Interdisciplinary Histopathology, 3 (3), 117-119. doi:10.5455/jihp.20150818115234



Chicago Style

Limaiem, Faten, Maroua Bouhamed, Ghada Sahraoui, Saadia Bouraoui, Ahlem Lahmar, and Sabeh Mzabi-Regaya. "Tubo-ovarian Actinomycosis Mimicking Ovarian Malignancy: Case Report." Journal of Interdisciplinary Histopathology 3 (2015), 117-119. doi:10.5455/jihp.20150818115234



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Limaiem, Faten, Maroua Bouhamed, Ghada Sahraoui, Saadia Bouraoui, Ahlem Lahmar, and Sabeh Mzabi-Regaya. "Tubo-ovarian Actinomycosis Mimicking Ovarian Malignancy: Case Report." Journal of Interdisciplinary Histopathology 3.3 (2015), 117-119. Print. doi:10.5455/jihp.20150818115234



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Limaiem, F., Bouhamed, M., Sahraoui, G., Bouraoui, S., Lahmar, A. & Mzabi-Regaya, S. (2015) Tubo-ovarian Actinomycosis Mimicking Ovarian Malignancy: Case Report. Journal of Interdisciplinary Histopathology, 3 (3), 117-119. doi:10.5455/jihp.20150818115234





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