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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 413-415

Serendipitous actinomycosis infection mimicking malignant lesion in carcinoma of unknown primary


1 Department of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Pathology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Archi Agrawal
Department of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Tata Memorial Hospital, E. Borges Road, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/wjnm.WJNM_108_18

PMID: 31933559

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Actinomycosis is a bacterial infection caused by Actinomyces species that are commensal in the human oral cavity, digestive tract, and genital tract. The present case highlights actinomycosis of the hypopharynx, mimicking malignancy in18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography.


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