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Case Reports in Pathology
Volume 2016, Article ID 4075162, 2 pages
Case Report

A Rare Case of Ovarian Filariasis in Abidjan

1Anatomic and Cytological Pathology Department, Cocody Teaching Hospital, BP 368 Abidjan 08, Côte d’Ivoire
2Parasitology and Mycology Department, Cocody Teaching Hospital, Côte d’Ivoire
3Anatomic and Cytological Pathology Department, Bouake Teaching Hospital, Côte d’Ivoire
4Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Yopougon Teaching Hospital, Côte d’Ivoire

Received 19 February 2016; Accepted 18 April 2016

Academic Editor: Piero Tosi

Copyright © 2016 Doukouré Brahima 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.


Ovarian filariasis is an exceptional disease and displays a major diagnostic problem even in endemic areas. We reported the case of a 19-year-old patient who had ovarian cyst which was revealed by chronic pelvic pain. The histological examination of oophorectomy specimen led to the Wuchereria bancrofti filariasis of the ovary. The anatomopathologic examination is required for the diagnosis of this disease.