cervicofacial actinomycosis

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Noun1.cervicofacial actinomycosis - the commonest and least severe form of actinomycosis; affects the face and neck regions
actinomycosis - disease of cattle that can be transmitted to humans; results from infection with actinomycetes; characterized by hard swellings that exude pus through long sinuses
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Very little data regarding the frequency of occurrence of periapical actinomycosis with respect to periapical lesions and the correlation between periapical variant and cervicofacial actinomycosis are available.
Cervicofacial actinomycosis: a diagnostic challenge.
The most frequent clinical form of the disease is cervicofacial actinomycosis, representing approximately 60% of all reported cases, and is associated with odontogenic infection.
(1,2) Cervicofacial actinomycosis is the most common form of this disease, with most of these cases occurring in the parotid gland, cheek, and submandibular space.
Risk factors for cervicofacial actinomycosis include poor dental hygiene, dental procedures, chronic tonsillitis, otitis, mastoiditis, maxillofacial trauma, and immunocompromise.
Cervicofacial actinomycosis mimicking lymphangioma circumscriptum - a case report.
The final diagnosis was cervicofacial actinomycosis, the abdominal and thoracic types of disease were not detected.
Fine-needle aspiration cytology in the diagnosis of cervicofacial actinomycosis: report of 15 cases.
Classically, cervicofacial actinomycosis involves the parotid glands, the submandibular area, and the mandible: Laryngeal involvement is rare; when it does occur, it is believed to arise secondary to oral, cervical, or mandibular disease.
The management of cervicofacial actinomycosis en tails surgical debridement and long-term antibiotic therapy.
(3) Cervicofacial actinomycosis frequently affects the maxillary sinus and causes swelling of the cheek, a woody induration, and draining sinus tracts.