Bilateral tubo-ovarian actinomycosis in the presence of an intrauterine device: A case report

Bao Chiien Chang, Herng Sheng Lee, Shih Mieng Liou, Jah Y. Liu, Wei H. Lee

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An uncommon case of actinomycosis found in bilateral tubo-ovarian abscess is presented. Preoperatively, bilateral ovarian tumors were initially suspected by pelvic examination and ultrasonography. The patient received total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. The initial pathology frozen section report showed abscess without evidence of malignancy. The final pathological finding revealed actinomycosis in bilateral tubo-ovarian abscess. In addition, an intrauterine contraceptive device, Copper-T, was found in the uterine cavity. The radiologie findings, gross pathological feature, histopathological pictures and treatment of pelvic actinomycosis are discussed, with review of the literature in English.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)228-231
Number of pages4
JournalChinese Medical Journal (Taipei)
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1996
Externally publishedYes



  • Actinomycosis
  • Intrauterine contraceptive device
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Tubo-ovarian abscess

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  • Medicine(all)

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