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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 727146, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/727146
Case Report

Genitourinary Tuberculosis: An Atypical Clinical Presentation

1Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Pusat Perubatan UKM, Jalan Yaakob Latif, 56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun, 30990 Ipoh, Malaysia

Received 16 October 2012; Accepted 2 December 2012

Academic Editors: S. E. Msuya, S. Salhan, and I. M. Usta

Copyright © 2012 Pei Shan Lim et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Genitourinary tuberculosis is one of the common forms of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. We report a case of atypical genitourinary tuberculosis: massive uterovaginal prolapse with cervical lesion mimicking cervical carcinoma. This particular case highlights the problem of healthcare in most of the developing countries. Lack of patient education, awareness, and access to a healthcare system resulted in a complicated situation. In an endemic area or in an immunocompromised individual, a higher index of suspicion would allow early recognition and treatment institution to minimise its late consequences as well as spreading of the disease. Though anti-TB is the mainstay of treatment, surgical intervention might be needed in selected cases.