Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 2, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Actinomycosis of Gallbladder: A Diagnostic Dilemma

Amine Elmekkaoui1*, Amal Bennani2, Mehdi Soufi3, Mohammed Bouziane3 and Zahi Ismaili1

1Department of Hepato-Gastroenterology, Mohammed I University, Morocco
2Department of Pathology, Mohammed I University, Morocco
3Department of Digestive Surgery, Mohammed I University, Morocco

*Correspondance to: Amine Elmekkaoui 

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We report a rare case of gallbladder actinomycosis in an 88 years old man. The patient presented with a clinical feature of an acute cholecystitis, and a radiological finding mimicking a gallbladder carcinoma. The diagnosis of actinomycosis was made by histopathological examination of the surgical specimen, which is often the case in such infection. The surgery was followed by a longterm antibiotic treatment to prevent recurrence.


Actinomycosis; gallbladder; cholecystectomy; penicillin


Elmekkaoui A, Bennani A, Soufi M, Bouziane M, Ismaili Z. Actinomycosis of Gallbladder: A Diagnostic Dilemma. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2017; 2: 1422.

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