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Abdominal Imaging

, Volume 27, Issue 4, pp 465-470

Abdominopelvic tuberculosis simulating disseminated ovarian carcinoma with elevated CA-125 level: report of two cases

  • O. BarutcuAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Baskent University Adana Teaching and Medical Research Center, Adana, Turkey
  • , H. E. ErelAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, Ankara Guven Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
  • , E. SaygiliAffiliated withDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Baskent University Adana Teaching and Medical Research Center, Adana, Turkey
  • , T. YildirimAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Baskent University Adana Teaching and Medical Research Center, Adana, Turkey
  • , D. TorunAffiliated withDepartment of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Baskent University Adana Teaching and Medical Research Center, Adana, Turkey

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Abstract

We report the radiologic presentations of two cases of peritoneal–pelvic tuberculosis. The initial interpretation based on the adnexal masses, ascites, omental and peritoneal thickening, and elevated serum CA-125 levels led to an erroneous preliminary diagnosis of disseminated ovarian cancer. In both patients, histologic examination showed tuberculosis. The clinical and radiologic findings resolved significantly after several months of multidrug antituberculosis treatment.

Key words: Abdominopelvic tuberculosis, CA-125.