Disseminated actinomycosis a rare cause of abdominal pain : a case report

Joint Authors

al-Shaikh, Safa
al-Khawaja, Safa
al-Uwaynati, Mahmud
Shawqi, Zaynab

Source

Oman Medical Journal

Issue

Vol. 35, Issue 2 (31 Mar. 2020)4 p.

Publisher

Oman Medical Specialty Board

Publication Date

2020-03-31

Country of Publication

Oman

No. of Pages

4

Main Topic

Medicine

Abstract EN

Abdominal pain is a common clinical presentation that can be caused by a variety of conditions ranging from self-limited to serious pathologies.

It may be the first symptom of an occult malignancy, especially in elderly patients or in the presence of systemic manifestations such as weight loss, fever, fatigue, and anorexia.

However, functional gastrointestinal disorders, vascular pathologies, renal diseases, genitourinary illnesses, and chronic infections should also be considered as possible causes of abdominal pain.

We report a case of a 59-year-old female who presented to our center with a three-month history of abdominal pain and weight loss.

Initial workup revealed the presence of a suspicious hepatic mass, circumferential wall thickening of the transverse colon, and pericardial effusion.

Exploratory laparotomy with a surgical biopsy of the hepatic mass was performed, and the histopathologic picture was consistent with actinomycosis.

The patient was treated successfully despite the initial diagnostic challenges and complicated hospital course.

American Psychological Association (APA)

al-Uwaynati, Mahmud& al-Khawaja, Safa& Shawqi, Zaynab& al-Shaikh, Safa. 2020. Disseminated actinomycosis a rare cause of abdominal pain : a case report. Oman Medical Journal،Vol. 35, no. 2.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-958204

Modern Language Association (MLA)

al-Uwaynati, Mahmud…[et al.]. Disseminated actinomycosis a rare cause of abdominal pain : a case report. Oman Medical Journal Vol. 35, no. 2 (Mar. 2020).
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-958204

American Medical Association (AMA)

al-Uwaynati, Mahmud& al-Khawaja, Safa& Shawqi, Zaynab& al-Shaikh, Safa. Disseminated actinomycosis a rare cause of abdominal pain : a case report. Oman Medical Journal. 2020. Vol. 35, no. 2.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-958204

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

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Record ID

BIM-958204