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Abstract - Actinomyces Associated With Radicular Cyst: Case Report
Şükrü Kolay, Esra Mavi, Ömer Fahrettin Göze

Actinomyces Associated with Radicular Cyst: Case Report


Şükrü Kolay1, Esra Mavi1, Ömer Fahrettin Göze2

1Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, Turkey

2Medical Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, Turkey



Actinomycosis is an infectious disease that rarely settles in the jaw. It is most commonly located in the cervicofacial, thoracic, abdominopelvic, and cerebral regions. Actinomycosis is mainly caused by Actinomyces israelii, a gram-positive facultative anaerobic bacterium. Surgical excision and antibiotic therapy are also required in the treatment approach. We present a rare case of surgical and medical treatment of Actinomycosis, which is rarely seen in the maxillary intraoral region. Actinomyces may be associated with a radicular cyst. The intraoral lesion of a 70-year-old diabetic female patient who applied to our clinic with long-term bleeding in the maxillary anterior region was surgically removed. The excised tissue was evaluated microscopically. Actinomyces associated with radicular cysts were seen. Short-term antibiotic therapy was then administered. An uneventful recovery was observed in the controls.   J Microbiol Infect Dis 2022; 12(3):127-129.

Keywords: Actinomycosis, Actinomyces, Radicular Cyst

Volume 12, Number 03 (2022)