Neck actinomycosis masquerading as laryngeal carcinoma recurrence in an Omani male

Muhammad Furrukh, Taha Mufti, Aisha Al Hamdani

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Actinomycosis may be responsible for human opportunistic infections that mimics a tumor of the involved sites and drains pus via skin sinuses resembling sulphur granules. We present a case of advanced supraglottic laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma, which was found un-resectable initially, and was subsequently treated with radical chemo-radiotherapy. Actinomycosis formed an inflammatory mass mimicking recurrence of the tumor and resulted in neck sinus. The infection responded very well to oral amoxicillin, while patient remains carcinoma free for over 4 years.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-127
Number of pages3
JournalRawal Medical Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015



  • Actinomycosis
  • Cervicofacial
  • Laryngeal Neoplasms
  • Radiotherapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Nursing(all)

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