Actinomycosis of the frontal and parotid regions

Ermis I., Topalan M., Aydin A., Erer M.

ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, cilt.46, ss.55-58, 2001 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 46 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2001
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/00000637-200101000-00012
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.55-58


Cervicofacial actinomycosis still occurs infrequently and should be included in the differential diagnosis of neoplasms, and chronic suppurative and granulomatous lesions of the head and neck region. The authors present two cases of actinomycosis. Patient 1 was a 32-year-old man who was first seen with a firm, suppurative mass at his left frontal region. Patient 2 was a 36-year-old woman with an indurated mass at her left parotid area. Both patients were diagnosed histopathologically with cervicofacial actinomycosis, but each patient had a different clinical course and different response to antimicrobial and surgical treatments.