Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia
Print version ISSN 1806-3713
FERREIRA, Hylas Paiva da Costa et al. Pulmonary actinomycosis as a pseudotumor: a rare presentation. J. bras. pneumol. [online]. 2011, vol.37, n.5, pp. 689-693. ISSN 1806-3713. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1806-37132011000500018.
Some lung diseases are true diagnostic challenges due to their various clinical presentations. Actinomycosis is one such disease, potentially affecting various organs and systems. We report the case of a patient with pulmonary actinomycosis as a pseudotumor, which is usually only diagnosed by thoracotomy or thoracoscopy.
Keywords : Actinomycosis; Thoracic neoplasms; Bacterial infections and mycoses.