The Peritoneal Tuberculosis Mimicking Intraabdominal Pathology: Report of Three Cases

Authors

  • Serpil Aydoğmuş Atatürk Education and Research Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ankara
  • Levent Keskin Atatürk Education and Research Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ankara
  • Işık Üstüner Atatürk Education and Research Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ankara
  • Olcay Turgut Atatürk Education and Research Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ankara
  • Emine Çelen Atatürk Education and Research Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ankara
  • Filiz Avşar Atatürk Education and Research Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ankara

Keywords:

Peritoneal tuberculosis, Ovarian malignancy, Adnexial mass, Ascites

Abstract

Tuberculosis incidence increases worldwide and it is still a public health problem particularly in developing countries like Turkey. We aimed to present in this report 3 peritoneal/pelvic tuberculosis cases required diagnostic laparatomy due to malignity or abscess pre-diagnosis based on the presence clinical manifestations, such as pelvic pain, mass, ascites and increased CA-125 level, mimicking pelvic pathology.
Peritoneal/pelvic tuberculosis should be absolutely considered in the differential diagnosis in cases with a presumptive diagnosis of pelvic malignancy or abscess with ascites, particularly in developing countries.

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Published

2012-04-06

How to Cite

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Aydoğmuş S, Keskin L, Üstüner I, Turgut O, Çelen E, Avşar F. The Peritoneal Tuberculosis Mimicking Intraabdominal Pathology: Report of Three Cases. Gynecol Obstet Reprod Med [Internet]. 2012Apr.6 [cited 2022Aug.14];18(1):45-8. Available from: https://www.gorm.com.tr/index.php/GORM/article/view/237

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