Journal of Radiology Case Reports, Vol 3, No 12 (2009)

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Esophageal Actinomycosis: A Case Report and Review of Radiographic Findings

Esophageal Actinomycosis: A Case Report and Review of Radiographic Findings

Rodney D. Welling, Diana M. Cardona, William M. Thompson

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Abstract


Esophageal Actinomycosis is a rare disease with only one previous report in the Radiology literature.  We present a 27 year-old African American male with a past medical history of a renal transplant for renal disease secondary to lupus who presented with odynophagia.  The computed tomography and barium swallow findings are presented as well as a differential diagnosis of infectious esophageal diseases.


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