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Familial tuberculosis mimicking advanced ovarian cancer.

Yassaee F, Farzaneh F - Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol (2009)

Bottom Line: Family history is very important and should be considered for differential diagnosis.Three cases of genital TB with presentation of abdominopelvic masses and with no signs and symptoms of TB were presented.Two of them had positive family history of pulmonary TB.

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Affiliation: Infertility and Reproductive Health Research Center, Taleghani Hospital, Medical University of Shahid Beheshti, Tehran 1985717443, Iran.

ABSTRACT
Genital TB may present as on abdominopelvic mass mimicking ovarian malignancy because clinical and laboratory findings are similar. Family history is very important and should be considered for differential diagnosis. Three cases of genital TB with presentation of abdominopelvic masses and with no signs and symptoms of TB were presented. Two of them had positive family history of pulmonary TB. Tissue diagnosis was the best method for diagnosis of genital TB, but it should be reminded that if positive family history of TB was present, mini laparotomy should be done to take biopsy and to make rapid diagnosis before treatment.

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Microscopic picture showing chronic granulomatous inflammation with epitheloid histiocytes and Langhans type multinucleated giant cells (Case 1).
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fig1: Microscopic picture showing chronic granulomatous inflammation with epitheloid histiocytes and Langhans type multinucleated giant cells (Case 1).

Mentions: A 24-year-old married, igravid woman was referred from gasteroentrology ward to the gynecologic ward with the complain of abdominal pain and distension, nausea, on and off vomiting in the preceding 3 months. Her past medical history was unremarkable but in gynecologic history hypomenorrhea was highlighted (Figure 1). Family history revealed that her father had been diagnosed with pulmory TB, also her cousin had been involved with genital TB. During physical examination, she was a pale young lady with a distended abdomen and a fixed mass palpated up to the umbilicus.


Familial tuberculosis mimicking advanced ovarian cancer.

Yassaee F, Farzaneh F - Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol (2009)

Microscopic picture showing chronic granulomatous inflammation with epitheloid histiocytes and Langhans type multinucleated giant cells (Case 1).
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig1: Microscopic picture showing chronic granulomatous inflammation with epitheloid histiocytes and Langhans type multinucleated giant cells (Case 1).
Mentions: A 24-year-old married, igravid woman was referred from gasteroentrology ward to the gynecologic ward with the complain of abdominal pain and distension, nausea, on and off vomiting in the preceding 3 months. Her past medical history was unremarkable but in gynecologic history hypomenorrhea was highlighted (Figure 1). Family history revealed that her father had been diagnosed with pulmory TB, also her cousin had been involved with genital TB. During physical examination, she was a pale young lady with a distended abdomen and a fixed mass palpated up to the umbilicus.

Bottom Line: Family history is very important and should be considered for differential diagnosis.Three cases of genital TB with presentation of abdominopelvic masses and with no signs and symptoms of TB were presented.Two of them had positive family history of pulmonary TB.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Infertility and Reproductive Health Research Center, Taleghani Hospital, Medical University of Shahid Beheshti, Tehran 1985717443, Iran.

ABSTRACT
Genital TB may present as on abdominopelvic mass mimicking ovarian malignancy because clinical and laboratory findings are similar. Family history is very important and should be considered for differential diagnosis. Three cases of genital TB with presentation of abdominopelvic masses and with no signs and symptoms of TB were presented. Two of them had positive family history of pulmonary TB. Tissue diagnosis was the best method for diagnosis of genital TB, but it should be reminded that if positive family history of TB was present, mini laparotomy should be done to take biopsy and to make rapid diagnosis before treatment.

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Related in: MedlinePlus