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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2017, Article ID 6401694, 4 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/6401694
Case Report

Abdominopelvic Tuberculosis with a Frozen Section Analysis Consistent with Ovarian Cancer

1Oncological Research Institute (IPON), Discipline of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Federal University of the Triângulo Mineiro, Uberaba, MG, Brazil
2Surgical Pathology Service, Federal University of the Triângulo Mineiro, Uberaba, MG, Brazil
3Infectious Diseases Service, Federal University of the Triângulo Mineiro, Uberaba, MG, Brazil

Correspondence should be addressed to Rosekeila Simões Nomelini; rb.moc.arret@aliekesor

Received 12 October 2016; Accepted 9 March 2017; Published 9 April 2017

Academic Editor: Lawrence Yamuah

Copyright © 2017 Agrimaldo Martins-Filho 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

Pelvic tuberculosis is a type of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. The disease is accompanied by clinical and laboratory findings which may be unspecific and present aspects of other diseases, including gynecological malignancies. In this report, the authors presented a case of pelvic tuberculosis associated with peritoneal tuberculosis in a young woman exhibiting imaging and tumor markers consistent with ovarian neoplasm. An intraoperative frozen section analysis detected atypical cells that were suggestive of ovarian borderline or malignant epithelial neoplasia. The pathological analysis showed granulomatous inflammation in the right ovary and fallopian tube with a pattern of mycobacteriosis that was consistent with the presence of mycobacteria morphologically compatible with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The patient had a complete remission after the use of antituberculosis drugs.