A Case of Tubo - Ovarian Actinomycosis

Authors

  • Mehmet Sinan Beksaç Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Ankara
  • Dilek Kaya Hacettepe University Faculty of Science Department of Biology, Ankara
  • Yeşim Çetinkaya Şardan Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Department of Infection Diseases, Ankara
  • Alp Usubütün Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Department Pathology, Ankara

Keywords:

Actinomycosis, Intrauterine device, Tuboovarian abscess, Pelvic inflammatory disease

Abstract

We presented a case of tubo-ovarian actinomycosis in a patient with an intrauterine device (IUD). The patient was referred to our clinic with a diagnosis of pelvic inflammatory disease. Magnetic resonance imaging analysis indicated a cystic lesion (6.6x8x8 cm) on the left over. After performing total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oopherectomy, histopathological studies showed a tubo-ovarian
abscess and typical sulphur granules surrounded by neutrophils associated with actinomycosis. This case indicated that if clinicians are aware of actinomycosis in patients using IUCDs, the formation of tubo-ovarian abscess and thus excessive surgical procedures can be prevented.

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Published

2012-12-06

How to Cite

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Beksaç MS, Kaya D, Çetinkaya Şardan Y, Usubütün A. A Case of Tubo - Ovarian Actinomycosis. Gynecol Obstet Reprod Med [Internet]. 2012Dec.6 [cited 2022Jul.5];18(3):168-9. Available from: https://gorm.com.tr/index.php/GORM/article/view/273

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