Neck actinomycosis masquerading as laryngeal carcinoma recurrence in an Omani male

Muhammad Furrukh, Taha Mufti, Aisha Al Hamdani

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Abstract

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
Volume40
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Actinomycosis
Neck
Carcinoma
Recurrence
Suppuration
Opportunistic Infections
Amoxicillin
Sulfur
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Neoplasms
Radiotherapy
Skin
Infection

Keywords

  • Actinomycosis
  • Cervicofacial
  • Laryngeal Neoplasms
  • Radiotherapy

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  • Medicine(all)
  • Nursing(all)

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Neck actinomycosis masquerading as laryngeal carcinoma recurrence in an Omani male. / Furrukh, Muhammad; Mufti, Taha; Al Hamdani, Aisha.

In: Rawal Medical Journal, Vol. 40, No. 1, 2015, p. 125-127.

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