Issue: 2016 > December > case report

Actinomycosis of the abdominal wall after cholecystectomy: transferral theory

E.-J. Kooi, P.J. de Vries, A.W.W. van Geloven, H.V. Stel, P.J. Kingma
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Abdominal actinomycosis is a rare disease caused by Gram-positive anaerobic Actinomyces bacteria. Here, we present a patient with an intrauterine contraceptive device who developed a long lasting and unexplained recurrent, painful abdominal swelling a few months after a laparoscopic cholecystectomy.