Fishbone-Associated Actinomycosis of the Anterior Cervical Space: A Diagnostic Dilemma
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- 이상권; 김미정; 권선영
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- Lee, Sang Kwon; Kim, Mi Jeong; Kwon, Sun Young
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- Case Reports In Medicine
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- We report the imaging and pathologic findings of fishbone-associated actinomycosis of the anterior cervical space in a 57-year-old man, misdiagnosed preoperatively as a malignancy originating from thyroglossal duct cyst. CT revealed an enhancing mass containing a small abscess pocket and two sharp linear calcifications within it, which infiltrated into the strap muscle. Pathologic examination demonstrated two fishbones within the actinomycotic abscess. Fishbone-associated actinomycosis should be considered when a cervical mass contains sharp linear calcifications.
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