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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 156-158

Recurrent pyometra and xanthogranulomatous salpingitis: A rare pathologic association in a postmenopausal lady


1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Pathology, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Rajlaxmi Mundhra
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, New Delhi - 110 095
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-7800.141227

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Xanthogranulomatous inflammation is a rare, non-neoplastic variant of chronic inflammation. Of the 15 reported cases of Xanthogranulomatous endometritis, majority (60%) were accompanied by endometrial carcinoma. We herein report a case of a postmenopausal woman presenting with recurrent pyometra who was suspected to be case of cervical tuberculosis and treated for the same. Inspite of antitubercular therapy, she had cervical stenosis and developed recurrent pyometra over the next 2 years requiring repeated drainage. She then underwent hysterectomy and was found to have co-existent Xanthogranulomatous salpingitis (XGS) on histopathological examination. Xanthogranulomatous inflammation is a rare pathological diagnosis that gynecologists need to be aware of while managing such patients.


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