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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2014, Article ID 815401, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/815401
Case Report

An Unusual Gross Appearance of Vulval Tuberculosis Masquerading as Tumor

Shri B.M. Patil Medical College Hospital & Research Centre, BLDE University, Bijapur 586103, India

Received 4 July 2014; Revised 24 August 2014; Accepted 25 August 2014; Published 14 September 2014

Academic Editor: Massimo Origoni

Copyright © 2014 Surekha U. Arakeri and Prachi Sinkar. 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

Tuberculosis of the vulva is very rare. It is found in about 0.2% of the cases of genital tract tuberculosis. It usually presents as small shallow ulcers and multiple sinus tracts or rarely as elephantiasis of vulva. Except for very rare cases of primary tuberculosis in the vulva, it is usually associated with tuberculosis elsewhere in the body leading to secondary tuberculosis. Here, we report a case of secondary vulval tuberculosis which presented as a vulval mass in a 40-year-old female patient. The rarity of this presentation in the female genital tract is emphasized.