Is appendectomy always the adequate treatment? Clinical manifestations of isolated actinomycosis in appendix
Veysi Hakan Yardimci1, Aytul Hande Yardimci2
1Faculty of Health Sciences, İstanbul Gelisim University, İstanbul, Turkey
2Clinic of Radiology, University of Health Sciences, İstanbul Basaksehir Cam and Sakura City Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
Isolated appendiceal actinomycosis is a rare chronic progressive suppurative infection. Causative agent in humans is gram-positive saprophytic an- aerobic bacteria, Actinomyces Israelii. Herein, it was aimed to present a case of acute appendicitis that developed in a 54-year-old female due to isolated appendiceal actinomycosis. Diagnosis of appendiceal actinomycosis causing acute appendicitis is generally performed postoperatively histopathologi- cally, and appendectomy alone is not sufficient in treatment. It is an important point that should be considered by clinicians that definitive treatment of the infection is possible by appropriate antibiotic use.
Keywords: Appendicitis, actinomycosis, laparoscopic appendectomy, actinomyces
Concept - V.H.Y., A.H.Y.; Design - V.H.Y., A.H.Y.; Supervision - V.H.Y., A.H.Y.; Materials - V.H.Y., A.H.Y.; Data Collection and/or Processing - V.H.Y., A.H.Y.; Literature Search - V.H.Y., A.H.Y.; Writing Manuscript - V.H.Y., A.H.Y.; Critical Reviews - V.H.Y., A.H.Y.
The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.
The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.