Cervicofacial actinomycosis after partial mandibular resection: Case report

Citation:
L Ugboko, V, Olasoji O, Ogunbodede E.  1998.  Cervicofacial actinomycosis after partial mandibular resection: Case report, 1998/03/01. East African medical journal. 75:122-3.

Abstract:

An unusual case of cervicofacial actinomycosis in a 60-year old male Nigerian is reported. The patient had had partial mandibular resection for plexiform ameloblastoma one year earlier with insertion of Kirschner wire to serve as a splint. The authors highlight the possible pathophysiology of this condition. It is suggested that clinicians be aware of the various modes of presentation and natural history of the disease to facilitate prompt diagnosis and appropriate treatment. This will assist in forestalling the numerous complications that may result from actinomycosis.

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