Genital Tract Tuberculosis in a 42-year Female Masquerading as Ovarian Malignancy

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G. A. Ebughe
T. I. Ugbem
E. E. Omoronyia


Female genital tuberculosis is one the known causes of infertility in the tropics. The symptom complex are diverse and it is one of the known causes of pyrexia of unknown origin. Instances of mimicry of ovarian cancer with raised CA125, have been reported. We present a case report in a 42-year-old woman with abdominal pain and progressive abdominal pain of 3 weeks durations, who had confounding symptom of raised CA125, forcing a presumptive diagnosis of ovarian cancer. She had exploratory total abdominal hysterectomy (TAH). The surgical findings and histopathological diagnosis were suggestive of tuberculosis, for which she is undergoing treatment and showing remarkable improvement.

Genital, tuberculosis, ovarian malignancy.

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Ebughe, G. A., Ugbem, T. I., & Omoronyia, E. E. (2019). Genital Tract Tuberculosis in a 42-year Female Masquerading as Ovarian Malignancy. International Journal of TROPICAL DISEASE & Health, 38(2), 1-6.
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