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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 by Actinomyces israelii

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • CT Findings

                • MR Findings

                  • Ultrasonographic Findings

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

                                                  IMAGING

                                                  • General Features

                                                    • CT Findings

                                                      • MR Findings

                                                        • Ultrasonographic Findings

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