Great Omentum Actinomycosis. Is it Feasible Laparoscopic Approach?
Author(s): Eugen Târcoveanu, Alin Vasilescu, Dan Andronic, Cristian Lupașcu, Delia Ciobanu and Costel BradeaEugen Târcoveanu, Alin Vasilescu, Dan Andronic, Cristian Lupașcu, Delia Ciobanu and Costel Bradea
Introduction: Abdominal Actinomycosis is a rare granulomatous inflammatory disease caused by a Gram-positive anaerobic bacterium Actinomyces israeli, manifesting as a pseudoinflamatory tumor, or abscess formation. Evolution is slow and steady in inflammatory contiguous extension without a limit organ that lends itself to confusion with abdominal malignancies.Methods: We performed a retrospective study between 1980 to 2018, by analyzing all medical records on 13 patients with abdominal actinomycosis operated in First Surgical Clinic, "St. Spiridon" Emergency University Hospital Iasi.Results: There were 4 men and 9 women with a mean age of 44.07 years who were hospitalized with abdominal tumors (7 cases) in men and pelvic inflammatory disease in women (6 cases). We identified as predisposing fact.. Read More»