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July 29, 1939

ACTINOMYCOSIS OF THE GALLBLADDER

Author Affiliations

Chicago

From the Departments of Surgery and Surgical Pathology, Cook County Hospital.

JAMA. 1939;113(5):408-410. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.72800300001010
Abstract

Isolated actinomycosis of the gallbladder has been reported in only a few instances. Mayo-Robinson1 reported the first case in the literature in 1905. His case is of great interest in that it was followed up for four years, during which time there was no recurrence of symptoms. Since then Good2 has mentioned two cases in which the primary lesion was found both in the gallbladder and in the appendix.

In view of the rarity of this lesion, we thought it worth while to report this case.

REPORT OF CASE 

History.—  Mrs. A. H., a middle-aged white woman, was admitted to the Cook County Hospital May 30, 1938, with a tentative diagnosis of acute cholecystitis. On questioning, the patient stated that for the last twenty years she had had attacks of pain in the upper part of the abdomen which were attributed to gallbladder trouble. The attack prior to

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