Just Another Pelvic Mass?
  • Pablo Ruiz-Sada
    5th year Resident, Internal Medicine, HCU Basurto, Bilbao, Spain
  • Julia Ruiz-Sada
    3th year Resident, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, HU Miguel Servet, Zaragoza, Spain.
  • Javier Ángel López De la Osa
    5th year Resident, Internal Medicine, HCU Cruces, Barakaldo, Spain
  • Esther Niño Aragón
    5th year Resident, Internal Medicine, Fundació Hospital de l'Esperit Sant, Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Spain
  • Mikel Escalante
    PhD Consultant, Internal Medicine, HCU Basurto, Bilbao, Spain


Wasting 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.



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    Published: 2015-09-09
    Issue: Vol. 2 No. 5 (2015) (view)

    How to cite:
    Ruiz-Sada P, Ruiz-Sada J, López De la Osa J Ángel, Niño Aragón E, Escalante M. Just Another Pelvic Mass?. EJCRIM 2015;2 doi:10.12890/2015_000269.