Incarcerated umbilical hernia as the debut of abdominal actinomycosis.

@article{OrtiRodrguez2012IncarceratedUH,
  title={Incarcerated umbilical hernia as the debut of abdominal actinomycosis.},
  author={Rafael Jos{\'e} Orti-Rodr{\'i}guez and Rafael D{\'i}az-Nieto and Carlos Manuel Villar-Pastor and Chelsy Eduvigis Lasso-Betancor and Jaime Alonso-G{\'o}mez and Sebasti{\'a}n Rufi{\'a}n-Pe{\~n}a},
  journal={Cirugia y cirujanos},
  year={2012},
  volume={80 1},
  pages={76-80}
}
BACKGROUND Abdominal actinomycosis is a rare infection with a difficult diagnosis that can simulate multiple surgical scenarios such as neoplasms or complications of inflammatory bowel disease. CLINICAL CASE We present the case of a 69-year-old female who underwent emergency surgery due to a difficult and painful tumor, suggesting an incarcerated umbilical hernia. Whitish lesions were discovered in the abdominal wall and a stenotic colonic mass was managed similar to a neoplasm… CONTINUE READING