Actinomycosis of the appendix mimicking appendiceal tumor: a case report and review of the literature

Authors

  • Huber Díaz Fuentes Department of Surgery, Hospital General Benito Juárez García, Mexican Institute of Social Health, Mérida, Yucatán http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5622-7245
  • Carlos de Jesús Cocom Quijano Department of Surgery, Hospital General Benito Juárez García, Mexican Institute of Social Health, Mérida, Yucatán
  • Héctor Omar Márquez Moguel Department of Surgery, Hospital General Benito Juárez García, Mexican Institute of Social Health, Mérida, Yucatán
  • Marianne González Estévez Department of Paediatrics, Hospital General Benito Juárez García, Mexican Institute of Social Health, Mérida, Yucatán

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20210449

Keywords:

Appendicitis, Actinomycosis, Abdominal actinomycosis, Appendiceal tumor

Abstract

Actinomycosis is an uncommon entity caused by an anaerobic bacterium, Actinomyces Israeli, a component of the human oral and gastrointestinal flora. However, it can cause clinical disease, usually consisting of chronic inflammation and sinus tract formation. Abdominal actinomycosis, a rare entity itself, most commonly occurs at the appendix and in the ileocecal valve area. Authors present the case of a 24-year-old patient in which this disease presented as acute appendicitis resolved with a simple appendicectomy, and the etiology, actinomycosis was proved only in the histopathological report.  

Author Biography

Huber Díaz Fuentes, Department of Surgery, Hospital General Benito Juárez García, Mexican Institute of Social Health, Mérida, Yucatán

General Surgery First Year Medical Resident

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Published

2021-01-29

How to Cite

Fuentes, H. D., Cocom Quijano, C. de J., Moguel, H. O. M., & Estévez, M. G. (2021). Actinomycosis of the appendix mimicking appendiceal tumor: a case report and review of the literature. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 9(2), 591–594. https://doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20210449

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