PULMONARY ACTINOMYCOSIS: PLAIN FILMS AND CT IMAGES
Keywords:Pulmonary actinomycosis, plain film, CT scan
A case report of pulmonary actinomycosis in a middle aged diabetic patient was presented. Plain chest film and CT scan of the lesion showed right lower lobe in location. The lesion presented as a mass lesion with small cavities and surrounding alveolar infiltration. The pleural space and bony parts were not involved due to partial treatment. Inadequate treat- ment showed worse progression. Needle aspiration was suggested for early diagnosis and treatment.
Fraser RG, Pare JAP, Fraser RS, Genereux GP. Infectious disease of the lung; in Diagnosis of disease of the chest, 3rd ed. Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders, 1989.
Pine L: Actinomyces and microaerophilic actinomucetes, in Braude AI, Davis CE, Fierrer J (eds): Medical microbiology and infectious Diseases, Philadelphia, WB, Saunders, 1981, p 448.
Rippon SW:Medical mycology: The pathogenic fungi and the pathogenic actinomycetes. 3rd ed. Phila- delphia, WB Saunders, 1988.
Harvey JC, Cantrell JR, Fisher AM: Actinomycosis: Its recognition and treatment. Ann Intern Med 46:868,1957.
Flynn MW, Felson B: The roentgen manifesta- tions of thoracic actinomycosis Am J Roentgenol 110:707,1970.
Slade PR, Slesser BV, Southgate J: Thoracic actinomycosis. Thorax 28:73, 1973.
Bennhoff DF: Actinomycosis: Diagnostic and thera- peutic considerations and a review of 32 cases. Laryngoscope 94: 1198,1984.
Schwarz J, Baum GL: Actinomycosis. Semin Roentgenol 5:58,1970.
Webb WR, Sagel SS: Actinomycosis involving the chest wall: CT findings. Am J Roentgenol 139:1007,1982.
How to Cite
Copyright (c) 2023 The ASEAN Journal of Radiology
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Disclosure Forms and Copyright Agreements
All authors listed on the manuscript must complete both the electronic copyright agreement. (in the case of acceptance)