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Actinomycosis presenting as carcinoma.
  1. J. Hinnie,
  2. B. C. Jaques,
  3. E. Bell,
  4. D. T. Hansell,
  5. R. Milroy
  1. Department of Respiratory Medicine, Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.


    Actinomycosis is rare compared to carcinoma, but the two conditions can present with very similar clinical pictures. Two cases of actinomycosis are reported, one thoracic and one pelvic-abdominal which presented as carcinoma and proceeded to surgery without a histological diagnosis having been established.

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