Actinomycosis is an uncommon chronic disease usually caused by Actinomyces israelii. It affects the soft tissue mainly but sometimes spreads to involve salivary glands, bone, or even the skin of the face and neck. Five cases have been seen in our department. Several imaging modalities were used to assist in making the diagnosis. The cases are presented and the literature reviewed. Ultrasonography was found to be a useful diagnostic tool especially in developing the differential diagnosis.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine