Actinomycosis of the Lungs Mimicing a Pancoast Tumor


Authors: M. Janík 1;  C. Sauka 1;  M. Kudláč 1;  L. Kmečová 2;  V. Žák 3;  F. Gmitter 4
Authors‘ workplace: II. chirurgická klinika LF UPJŠ a FN L. Pasteura, Košice, Slovenská republika, prednosta MUDr. J. Belák, Ph. D. 1;  Oddelenie TBC a pľúcnych chorôb Nsp Š. Kukuru Michalovce, Slovenská republika, primárka MUDr. Ľ. Kmečová 2;  Klinika TBC a pľúcnych chorôb LF UPJŠ a FN L. Pasteura, Košice, Slovenská republika, prednostka prof. MUDr. R. Tkáčová, Ph. D. 3;  Ústav patológie LF UPJŠ a FN L. Pasteura, Košice, Slovenská republika, prednosta prof. MUDr. A. Böör, CSc. 4
Published in: Rozhl. Chir., 2006, roč. 85, č. 6, s. 266-268.
Category: Monothematic special - Original

Overview

The authors present a case-review of a patient with a thoracic form of actinomycosis, simulating a „pancoastoid“ lung tumor clinical picture- furthermore, confirmed by a false-positive cytological examination. The disorder was managed by enlarged lobectomy from the right lung, followed by postoperative antibiotic therapy, lege artis. The long-term outcome is very good.

Key words:
actinomycosis – pulmonary actinomycosis


Labels
Surgery Orthopaedics Trauma surgery
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