Gastrointestinal actinomycosis: an unusual presentation with obstructive uropathy: report of a case and review of the literature

P.W. de Feiter, P.B. Soeters

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Abstract

Gastrointestinal actinomycosis: an unusual presentation with obstructive uropathy: report of a case and review of the literature.

de Feiter PW, Soeters PB.

Department of Surgery, Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, University Hospital Maastricht, Maastricht, the Netherlands.

A 55-year-old female patient is described who had recurrent retroperitoneal infections without an apparent focus. After a protracted period of illness the infection proved to be caused by actinomycosis. An unusual feature of the inflammatory process consisted of obstruction of the ureters, ultimately resulting in destruction of the left kidney. Hydronephrosis resulting from inflammatory fibrosis has not been reported in the literature before
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1521-1525
Number of pages5
JournalDiseases of the Colon & Rectum
Volume44
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001

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