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Journal of the Korean Society of Coloproctology 2010;26(3):233-237.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3393/jksc.2010.26.3.233   
Actinomycosis of the Appendix: A Case Report.
Jee, Sung Bae , Jang, Ki Seok , Kim, Sung Ho , Kim, Chul Joong
1Department of Surgery, The Armed Forces Capital Hospital, Seongnam, Korea. bodhgaya@catholic.ac.kr
2Department of Pathology, The Armed Forces Capital Hospital, Seongnam, Korea.
Abstract
Actinomycosis is an uncommon disease caused by actinomycoses, which is a normal flora in the human mucosal membrane. It is difficult to diagnose pre- and intra-operatively and requires long-term use of antibiotics even after surgery. Especially, abdominal actinomycosis is frequently misdiagnosed as a tumor, diverticulitis, chronic inflammatory disease, or other infectious disease preoperatively. Thus, we report the case of a 21-yr-old male patient who was thought to have acute appendicitis and who underwent a cecal wedge resection, including the appendix, with the assistance of laparoscopy for appendiceal actinomycosis.
Key Words: Actinomycosis, Appendicitis, Laparoscopy


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