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Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2009, Article ID 736018, 5 pages
Case Report

Familial Tuberculosis Mimicking Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Infertility and Reproductive Health Research Center, Taleghani Hospital, Medical University of Shahid Beheshti, Tehran 1985717443, Iran

Received 19 February 2009; Revised 6 August 2009; Accepted 16 September 2009

Academic Editor: Harold Wiesenfeld

Copyright © 2009 Fakhrolmolouk Yassaee and Farah Farzaneh. 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.


Genital TB may present as on abdominopelvic mass mimicking ovarian malignancy because clinical and laboratory findings are similar. Family history is very important and should be considered for differential diagnosis. Three cases of genital TB with presentation of abdominopelvic masses and with no signs and symptoms of TB were presented. Two of them had positive family history of pulmonary TB. Tissue diagnosis was the best method for diagnosis of genital TB, but it should be reminded that if positive family history of TB was present, mini laparotomy should be done to take biopsy and to make rapid diagnosis before treatment.