Genital and peritoneal tuberculosis: Potential role of laparoscopy in diagnosis and management

Eugenio Volpi, Marco Calgaro, Annamaria Ferrero, Luca Viganò

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Abstract

Genital and peritoneal tuberculosis are rare in developed countries and can mimic ovarian cancer. We report two different cases that came to our attention, both in a month. The first patient was referred to us for an asymptomatic pelvic mass. The second patient came to us because of weight loss, abdominal swelling, and ascites. Unfortunately, the imaging findings were misleading, and the laboratory analyses were not helpful. Only the laparoscopic approach was useful for final diagnosis. We conclude that the symptoms of abdominal tuberculosis vary greatly, and laparoscopy can be essential for its diagnosis and management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-272
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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