Acta Med. 2010, 53: 31-33

A Case of an Unilateral Tonsillar Hypertrophy Caused by Actinomycosis

Dejan Rašića, Aleksandar Perića, Biserka Vukomanović-Durdevićb

aMilitary Medical Academy, Clinic for Otorhinolaryngology, Belgrade, Serbia
bMilitary Medical Academy, Institute of Pathology, Belgrade, Serbia

Received January 27, 2010
Accepted March 5, 2010

The purpose of this report was to present an unusual case of an unilateral tonsillar hypertophy caused by actinomycosis. It is an infrequent bacterial infection nowadays. Only five such cases have been reported up to now. Diagnosis is difficult, because there are not specific diagnostic procedures. Medical treatment consists of surgical excision of tonsils and postoperative antibiotic therapy.


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