Just Another Pelvic Mass?
KeywordsWasting syndrome, actinomycosis, pelvic mass
Objectives: To describe the case of a patient presenting with weight loss and a pelvic mass.
Materials and methods: We performed an advanced search in MEDLINE using the key words "wasting syndrome", "actinomycosis" and "pelvic mass".
Results: A 63-year-old woman had a well-delimited and tender pelvic mass and was found to be anaemic. Before scans were performed, clinicians considered malignancy and other diagnoses.
Conclusion: Actinomycosis is a chronic infection that usually affects the abdomen. Because of the lack of specificity of clinical and radiological findings, a multidisciplinary approach is the keypoint for making an accurate diagnosis.
Issue: Vol 2 No 5 (2015) (view)