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Preoperative diagnosis of pelvic actinomycosis by clinical cytology

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Title: Preoperative diagnosis of pelvic actinomycosis by clinical cytology
Authors: Matsuda, Katsuya / Nakajima, Hisayoshi / Khan, Khaleque Newaz / Tanigawa, Terumi / Hamaguchi, Daisuke / Kitajima, Michio / Hiraki, Koichi / Moriyama, Shingo / Masuzaki, Hideaki
Issue Date: 26-Sep-2012
Publisher: Dove Medical Press Ltd.
Citation: International Journal of Women's Health, 4(1), pp.527-533; 2012
Abstract: Background: The purpose of this work was to investigate whether clinical cytology could be useful in the preoperative diagnosis of pelvic actinomycosis. Methods: This study involved the prospective collection of samples derived from the endometrium and the uterine cervix, and retrospective data analysis. Nine patients with clinically diagnosed pelvic actinomycosis were enrolled. The clinical and hematological characteristics of patients were recorded, and detection of actinomyces was performed by cytology, pathology, and bacteriological culture of samples and by imprint intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) cytology. Results: The detection rate of actinomyces was 77.7% by combined cervical and endometrial cytology, 50.0% by pathology, and 11.1% by bacterial culture. Conclusion: The higher detection rate of actinomyces by cytology than by pathology or bacteriology suggests that careful cytological examination may be clinically useful in the preoperative diagnosis of pelvic actinomycosis.
Keywords: Actinomycosis / Cytology / Intrauterine contraceptive device / Pathology / Pelvic inflammatory disease
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/30607
ISSN: 11791411
DOI: 10.2147/IJWH.S35573
Rights: © 2012 Matsuda et al, publisher and licensee Dove Medical Press Ltd. This is an Open Access article which permits unrestricted noncommercial use, provided the original work is properly cited.
Type: Journal Article
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