We present a case study of a 43 year-old female immigrant from Turkey with abdominal pain, ascites and elevated cancer antigen 125. The symptoms were similar to those of ovarian cancer, and imaging (computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography/computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging) supported this suspicion. Peritoneal biopsy from laparoscopy showed granulomas with central necrosis. Microscopy, culture and polymerase chain reaction from biopsy samples were negative for Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Follow-up with a CT scan after six months of full tuberculosis treatment showed normal conditions. Peritoneal tuberculosis is a diagnostic challenge, but should be considered in case of immigrants from high-risk areas.
|Translated title of the contribution||Peritoneal tuberculosis in a patient with suspected disseminated ovarian cancer|
|Journal||Ugeskrift for Laeger|
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|