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Genital tuberculosis in a Woman Manifested as Secondary Subfertility

Authors:

E. K. D. M. Wickramaratne ,

University of Peradeniya, LK
About E. K. D. M.
Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine
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K. A. P. Idirisinghe,

District General Hospital, Nawalapitiya, LK
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K. U. Samaranayake

District General Hospital, Nawalapitiya, LK
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Abstract

A 35-year-old mother of one child, presented with inability to conceive for two years and a chronic lower abdominal pain. Laparoscopy revealed extensive adhesions in the bilateral adnexal regions and adhesion of uterus to the bowel. Subsequently, she underwent a total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy.

 

Histopathological examination of endometrium, myometrium, both ovaries and fallopian tubes revealed several granulomata with caseous necrosis. Special stain for acid fast bacilli was negative. However, based on the presence of characteristic caseating granulomata, the diagnosis is most likely tuberculosis.
How to Cite: Wickramaratne, E.K.D.M., Idirisinghe, K.A.P. and Samaranayake, K.U., 2018. Genital tuberculosis in a Woman Manifested as Secondary Subfertility. Journal of Diagnostic Pathology, 13(2), pp.10–14. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jdp.v13i2.7757
Published on 30 Dec 2018.
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