Kidney actinomycosis, a rare diagnosis that can mimic renal cell carcinoma: A case report and review of the literature

Elisabet Esteve Manasanch, Petros D. Grivas, Otto Walter, Raul Davaro

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Abstract

Actinomycosis of the kidney is a rare bacterial infection, which poses a diagnostic challenge. Because the diagnosis can mimic a renal tumor, excision is often the diagnostic and therapeutic option. We describe the first case of renal actinomycosis in a woman with previously diagnosed renal cell carcinoma of the contralateral kidney. In contrast to most cases, sparing of her only functioning kidney was the priority that prompted a conservative diagnostic approach and treatment, as equally effective as surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)362-364
Number of pages3
JournalInfectious Diseases in Clinical Practice
Volume20
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2012

Keywords

  • actinomycosis
  • kidney mass
  • renal cell carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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