Actinomycotic hepatic abscess

Tiftikci A., Vardareli E. N. , Kaban K., Peker O., Akansel S., Tozun N.

HEPATOLOGY INTERNATIONAL, vol.2, no.1, pp.133-135, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12072-007-9032-3
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.133-135
  • Keywords: actinomycosis, liver mass, biopsy, abscess, penicillin
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: No


Actinomycotic hepatic abscess was diagnosed in a 46-year-old male driver from Ukraine presenting with the symptoms of malaise, loss of appetite, upper right quadrant pain, weight loss, and night sweats which had been present for last 2 months. Computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen revealed a hypodense mass in the left liver lobe which was suspected as hepatocellular carcinoma. Histopathological examination of the CT guided biopsy specimen yielded a diagnosis of actinomycotic abscess of the liver. Treatment with intravenous penicillin for 6 weeks followed by a course of oral penicillin for 14 weeks resulted in complete cure as evidenced by clinical improvement and radiological disappearance of the lesion.