The masquerades of female pelvic tuberculosis: case reports and review of literature on clinical presentations and diagnosis.

Chow, Teresa Wai Ping; Lim, Boon Kiong; Vallipuram, Sivanesaratnam (2002) The masquerades of female pelvic tuberculosis: case reports and review of literature on clinical presentations and diagnosis. The journal of obstetrics and gynaecology research, 28 (4). pp. 203-10. ISSN 1341-8076

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Abstract

In this review, tuberculosis of the genital tract was diagnosed retrospectively in 11 females over 15 years. The presentations of nine cases are described. Seven of the nine cases presented with ascites, vague abdominal distension, weight loss and were misdiagnosed as ovarian carcinoma. Eight women had no relevant past history. A review on clinical presentations and diagnosis of pelvic tuberculosis is presented. We conclude that although the incidence of tuberculosis is uncommon in developed countries, its prevalence appears to be increasing worldwide. Therefore, clinicians should consider tuberculosis as a differential diagnosis when encountering clinical presentations of pelvic mass and ascites.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
  1. Chow, Teresa Wai Ping
  2. Lim, Boon Kiong
  3. Vallipuram, Sivanesaratnam
Journal or Publication Title: The journal of obstetrics and gynaecology research
Additional Information: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Malaya Medical Center, Kuala Lumpur. teresa@medicine.med.um.edu.my
Uncontrolled Keywords: Medical Records; Middle Aged; Ovarian Neoplasms/diagnosis
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2011 09:49
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2011 09:49
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/1570

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