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[Actinomycosis of the liver (author's transl)].

Authors
  • Langewitz, W
  • Grouls, V
  • Schumacher, B
  • Helpap, B
Type
Published Article
Journal
Leber, Magen, Darm
Publication Date
Apr 01, 1980
Volume
10
Issue
2
Pages
107–110
Identifiers
PMID: 6968013
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A case report is given of a 61 year old female patient, who came to the hospital with chronic pain in the right upper abdominal quadrant, fever, chills, dyspnea, and general weakness. 4 days later she died in hemorrhagic shock after having had melena. At postmortem an actinomycotic abscess of the size of a childs head was found in the left lobe of the liver; in addition there was a highly differentiated leiomyosarcoma of the duodenum. Isolated visceral actinomycosis is rare; it should however be thought of when the causes of liver abscesses are being scrutinized. Diagnosis can be established only bacterioiogically or histologically.

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