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Pelvic actinomycosis: still a cause for concern
  1. Aisling Susan Baird, MRCOG, MFFP, Specialist Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  1. Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Aisling Susan Baird, The Jessop Wing, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Tree Root Walk, Sheffield S10 2SF, UK. E-mail: aislingbaird{at}email.com

Abstract

Three cases of pelvic actinomycosis, which presented over a short period of time, are described. In all three cases the diagnosis was only considered following laparotomy, although there were characteristic diagnostic clues at presentation. In two cases imaging of the pelvis by ultrasound and computed tomography was unhelpful in distinguishing the condition from pelvic neoplasia.

  • Accepted November 3, 2004.

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  • Accepted November 3, 2004.

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