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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 155-157

Ovarian tuberculosis mimicking a malignant tumour

1 Department of Paediatric Surgery, Treichville Teaching Hospital, Abidjan, Côte-d'Ivoire
2 Departement of Histopathology, Treichville Teaching Hospital, Abidjan, Côte-d'Ivoire

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Moulot Martial Olivier
Department of Paediatric Surgery, Treichville Teaching Hospital, Abidjan
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DOI: 10.4103/0189-6725.160438

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There has been reported increased incidence of ovarian tuberculosis in the tropics since the advent of HIV/AIDS disease. We report a case of bilateral ovarian tuberculosis associated with a single right kidney of uncertain origin in an immunocompetent 15-year-old generally healthy-looking girl. Abdominopelvic scan was equivocal about the diagnosis of the lesion as it failed to differentiate it from malignancy. Tuberculin and histopathology were necessary to confirm the diagnosis of ovarian tuberculosis. Antituberculous medical therapy successfully resolved the disease.

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