Peritoneal tuberkulose hos patient med formodet dissemineret ovariecancer

Translated title of the contribution: Peritoneal tuberculosis in a patient with suspected disseminated ovarian cancer

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Abstract

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 contributionPeritoneal tuberculosis in a patient with suspected disseminated ovarian cancer
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Volume174
Issue number1-2
Pages (from-to)53-4
Number of pages2
ISSN0041-5782
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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