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Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol. 2009;2009:736018. doi: 10.1155/2009/736018. Epub 2009 Dec 21.

Familial tuberculosis mimicking advanced ovarian cancer.

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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.

PMID:
20052396
PMCID:
PMC2801018
DOI:
10.1155/2009/736018
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