Actinomycosis of tongue: Rare presentation mimicking malignancy with literature review and imaging features
Publication date: February 2019
Source: Radiology Case Reports, Volume 14, Issue 2
Author(s): Siddiq Ahmed, Muhammad Ali, Nurudeen Adegbite, Ram Vaidhyanath, Christopher Avery
Actinomycosis of the tongue is rare. It may be difficult to differentiate this infection clinically and radiologically from other tongue pathology especially neoplasia. We report a substantial tongue lesion which mimicked malignancy at presentation. The patient was treated successfully with 4 weeks of oral antibiotic therapy. It is also important that clinicians are aware of the radiological differential diagnosis of lingual actinomycosis.