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Female Genital Tract Affected by Xanthogranulomatous Inflammation: A Series of Four Cases and Review of Literature

Richa Vatsa, Jyoti Meena, Sunesh Kumar, Kallol K Roy

Keywords : Inflammation, Oophoritis, Salpingitis, Xanthogranulomatous

Citation Information : Vatsa R, Meena J, Kumar S, Roy KK. Female Genital Tract Affected by Xanthogranulomatous Inflammation: A Series of Four Cases and Review of Literature. J Postgrad Med Edu Res 2019; 53 (4):160-162.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10028-1336

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Objective: Xanthogranulomatous inflammation is a form of chronic inflammation that rarely affects the female genital tract. Endomertium is most commonly involved in the genital tract; ovary and fallopian tube is rarely affected. The purpose of this case series is to make clinicians familiar about this rare condition. Case description: Here we are presenting a series of four cases, three of xanthogranulomatous oophoritis and one of xanthogranulomatous salpingitis each. One of our cases appeared as carcinoma ovary and other as metastasis of carcinoma cervix to ovary. Conclusion: Xanthogranulomatous inflammation of the female genital tract is an uncommon entity, clinical and radiological features of this entity may mimic ovarian tumor, and hence it must be considered in the differential diagnosis of ovarian mass. Histopathological examination is essential for its diagnosis. Awareness of this entity is vital to avoid an incorrect and overdiagnosis of malignancy.

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