Transplantation of cerebral actinomycosis simulating malignant brain tumor into nude mice. Report of a case

K. David, P. Nemeth, Z. Horvath, L. Bartalos, A. Horváth, G. Hegedüs

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Abstract

A case of actinomycotic brain abscess simulating malignant brain tumor is presented. Diagnosis was made by histological examination of the operative specimen and of the organs of xenotransplantated nude mice. The patient survived 3 months after the operation. None of the characteristic organisms could be detected microscopically at the autopsy in the brain and the lung. Xenotransplantation into nude mice may be a useful method for the relatively quick identification of the causative agent in suspected cases of actinomycosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-336
Number of pages6
JournalZentralblatt fur Neurochirurgie
Volume46
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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