Tuberculous Peritonitis With Sonographic Features of an Ovarian Cystadenoma

J.P. Ludlow, A.J. Mccartney, P.J. Hugo, Jan Dickinson

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Abstract

The specific preoperative diagnosis of a pelvic mass can be challenging despite the excellent anatomic detail provided by sonographic imaging of the female pelvis. There is a wide spectrum of possible differential diagnoses of a complex pelvic mass, including benign ovarian cysts, ovarian carcinoma, hydrosalpinx, tubo-ovarian abscess, gastrointestinal conditions (e.g., inflammatory bowel disease, mucocele, and abscess), peritoneal causes (e.g., pseudocyst, malignancy, and tuberculous peritonitis), lymphoma, and mesothelioma. This report describes a case of tuberculous peritonitis in a young woman with a large pelvic mass and sonographic features mimicking those of an ovarian cystadenoma.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)989-992
JournalJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Volume22
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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