Actinomycosis of the abdominal wall after cholecystectomy: transferral theory

E.-J. Kooi, P. J. de Vries, A. W. W. van Geloven, H. V. Stel, P. J. Kingma

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Abdominal actinomycosis is a rare disease caused by Gram-positive anaerobic Actinomyces bacteria. Here, we present a patient with an intrauterine contraceptive device who developed a long lasting and unexplained recurrent, painful abdominal swelling a few months after a laparoscopic cholecystectomy
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)451-454
JournalNetherlands journal of medicine
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2016


  • Actinomycosis
  • intrauterine contraceptive device
  • laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • painful swelling

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