Thoracic actinomycosis in an adolescent mimicking chest wall tumor or pulmonary tuberculosis

@article{Yeung2008ThoracicAI,
  title={Thoracic actinomycosis in an adolescent mimicking chest wall tumor or pulmonary tuberculosis},
  author={Victor Hip Wo Yeung and Q. H. Y. Wong and Nicholas Sih Yin Chao and Michael Wai Yip Leung and Wing Kwan Kwok},
  journal={Pediatric Surgery International},
  year={2008},
  volume={24},
  pages={751-754}
}
Actinomycosis is a rare disease in children and young adolescents and its thoracic manifestations accounted for a minority of all cases. We report a case of a 12-year-old boy who presented with a right anterior chest wall mass for one week together with weight loss and low grade fever for one month. His symptoms and signs as well as the results of the radiological investigations (i.e. chest X-ray and computed tomography (CT) of thorax with contrast) mimicked pulmonary tuberculosis or chest wall… CONTINUE READING
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