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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2006;49(8):1788-1794.
Published online August 1, 2006.
Two cases of peritoneal tuberculosis mimicking ovarian carcinoma diagnosed with laparoscopy.
Seung Mi Lee, Wonjeong Yoo, Hye Jin Kim, Chong Woo Yoo, Sang Yoon Park, Sang Soo Seo
1Center for Uterine Cancer, National Cancer Center, Korea. ssseomd@ncc.re.kr
2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Seoul National University Hospital, Korea.
Abstract
Peritoneal tuberculosis is a rare presentation of tuberculosis. The presenting signs and symptoms, imaging examinations and CA-125 status in peritoneal tuberculosis sometimes resemble that of ovarian cancer. Thus, the possibility of peritoneal tuberculosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of ovarian carcinoma. We report two cases of peritoneal tuberculosis initially suspected as ovarian carcinoma but diagnosed as peritoneal tuberculosis with laparoscopy. Using diagnostic laparoscopy unnecessary laparotomy was avoided. We suggest that diagnostic laparoscopy can be helpful in differential diagnosis between peritoneal tuberculosis and ovarian carcinoma.
Key Words: Peritoneal tuberculosis, Ovarian cancer, Laparoscopy


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