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Actinomycosis
Maryam Rezvani, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Definitions

              • Chronic suppurative infection caused by Actinomyces israelii

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • CT Findings

                • MR Findings

                  • Ultrasonographic Findings

                    • PET/CT

                      • Imaging Recommendations

                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                          PATHOLOGY

                          • General Features

                            • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                              • Microscopic Features

                                CLINICAL ISSUES

                                • Presentation

                                  • Demographics

                                    • Natural History & Prognosis

                                      • Treatment

                                        DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                          Selected References

                                          1. Orlowski HLP et al: Imaging spectrum of invasive fungal and fungal-like infections. Radiographics. 37(4):1119-34, 2017
                                          2. Heo SH et al: Imaging of actinomycosis in various organs: a comprehensive review. Radiographics. 34(1):19-33, 2014
                                          3. Bae JH et al: Computed tomography for the preoperative diagnosis of pelvic actinomycosis. J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 37(4):300-4, 2011
                                          4. Pusiol T et al: Abdominal-pelvic actinomycosis mimicking malignant neoplasm. Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol. 2011:747059, 2011
                                          5. Rezvani M et al: Fallopian tube disease in the nonpregnant patient. Radiographics. 31(2):527-48, 2011
                                          6. Choi MH et al: Pelvic actinomycosis confirmed after surgery: single center experience. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 281(4):651-6, 2010
                                          7. Joshi C et al: Pelvic actinomycosis: a rare entity presenting as tubo-ovarian abscess. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 281(2):305-6, 2010
                                          8. Baird AS: Pelvic actinomycosis: still a cause for concern. J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care. 31(1):73-4, 2005
                                          9. Kim SH et al: Unusual causes of tubo-ovarian abscess: CT and MR imaging findings. Radiographics. 24(6):1575-89, 2004
                                          10. Alfuhaid T et al: Pelvic actinomycosis associated with intrauterine device use: case report. Can Assoc Radiol J. 54(3):160-2, 2003
                                          11. Lee IJ et al: Abdominopelvic actinomycosis involving the gastrointestinal tract: CT features. Radiology. 220(1):76-80, 2001
                                          12. Hawnaur JM et al: Magnetic resonance imaging of actinomycosis presenting as pelvic malignancy. Br J Radiol. 72(862):1006-11, 1999
                                          13. Müller-Holzner E et al: IUD-associated pelvic actinomycosis: a report of five cases. Int J Gynecol Pathol. 14(1):70-4, 1995
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                                          KEY FACTS

                                          • Terminology

                                            • Imaging

                                              • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                • Pathology

                                                  • Clinical Issues

                                                    TERMINOLOGY

                                                    • Definitions

                                                      • Chronic suppurative infection caused by Actinomyces israelii

                                                    IMAGING

                                                    • General Features

                                                      • CT Findings

                                                        • MR Findings

                                                          • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                            • PET/CT

                                                              • Imaging Recommendations

                                                                DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                  PATHOLOGY

                                                                  • General Features

                                                                    • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                      • Microscopic Features

                                                                        CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                        • Presentation

                                                                          • Demographics

                                                                            • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                              • Treatment

                                                                                DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                                • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                                  Selected References

                                                                                  1. Orlowski HLP et al: Imaging spectrum of invasive fungal and fungal-like infections. Radiographics. 37(4):1119-34, 2017
                                                                                  2. Heo SH et al: Imaging of actinomycosis in various organs: a comprehensive review. Radiographics. 34(1):19-33, 2014
                                                                                  3. Bae JH et al: Computed tomography for the preoperative diagnosis of pelvic actinomycosis. J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 37(4):300-4, 2011
                                                                                  4. Pusiol T et al: Abdominal-pelvic actinomycosis mimicking malignant neoplasm. Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol. 2011:747059, 2011
                                                                                  5. Rezvani M et al: Fallopian tube disease in the nonpregnant patient. Radiographics. 31(2):527-48, 2011
                                                                                  6. Choi MH et al: Pelvic actinomycosis confirmed after surgery: single center experience. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 281(4):651-6, 2010
                                                                                  7. Joshi C et al: Pelvic actinomycosis: a rare entity presenting as tubo-ovarian abscess. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 281(2):305-6, 2010
                                                                                  8. Baird AS: Pelvic actinomycosis: still a cause for concern. J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care. 31(1):73-4, 2005
                                                                                  9. Kim SH et al: Unusual causes of tubo-ovarian abscess: CT and MR imaging findings. Radiographics. 24(6):1575-89, 2004
                                                                                  10. Alfuhaid T et al: Pelvic actinomycosis associated with intrauterine device use: case report. Can Assoc Radiol J. 54(3):160-2, 2003
                                                                                  11. Lee IJ et al: Abdominopelvic actinomycosis involving the gastrointestinal tract: CT features. Radiology. 220(1):76-80, 2001
                                                                                  12. Hawnaur JM et al: Magnetic resonance imaging of actinomycosis presenting as pelvic malignancy. Br J Radiol. 72(862):1006-11, 1999
                                                                                  13. Müller-Holzner E et al: IUD-associated pelvic actinomycosis: a report of five cases. Int J Gynecol Pathol. 14(1):70-4, 1995