Ovarian and vesical actinomycosis: A case report and literature review

Jong Ha Hwang, Jin Hwa Hong, Jae Kwan Lee

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We present a patient with a tubo-ovarian abscess pathologically confirmed to be actinomycosis in a 44-year-old woman with an intrauterine device (IUD). An ultrasound showed that the IUD was imposed on an apparently degenerated myoma. A pelvic MRI was performed to differentiate the uterine findings from a sarcoma. The MRI showed a heterogeneous pelvic mass and a bladder mass suggesting chronic inflammation caused by an organism such as actinomycosis. An exploratory laparotomy was performed, which revealed a right tubo-ovarian mass with abscess formation as well as a bladder mass. A subtotal hysterectomy, right salpingoophorectomy, partial cystectomy, and appendectomy were performed in addition to drainage of the abscess. Histopathological examination revealed a tubo-ovarian abscess and a bladder mass with colonies of actinomycoses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)591-593
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Apr


  • Actinomycosis
  • Bladder
  • Ovary

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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