Ultrasound-Guided Transvaginal Aspiration in the Management of Actinomyces Pelvic Abscess

Eyal Y. Anteby, Galiya Rahav, Josef Hanoch, Shlomo Shimonovitz, Simcha Yagel, Neri Laufer, Eyal Y. Anteby

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    Background: Increasing reports of intrauterine device (IUD)-related abdominopelvic actinomycosis have been described recently. Surgical therapy has been the usual treatment when tubo-ovarian abscess is identified. Case: A 38-year-old woman suffering from Actinomyces pelvic abscess unresponsive to medical treatment underwent transvaginal ultrasound-guided needle aspiration. It resulted in marked improvement and avoided surgical treatment. Conclusion: Transvaginal needle aspiration of Actinomyces pelvic abscess may be an alternative to surgical therapy, thereby allowing the preservation of pelvic organs. Infect. Dis. Obstet. Gynecol. 4:298-300, 1996.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)298-300
    Number of pages3
    JournalInfectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Issue number5
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 1996


    • abscess
    • actinomycosis
    • aspiration
    • ultrasound

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Dermatology
    • Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • Infectious Diseases


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