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. Barutcu
  • H. E. Erel
  • E. Saygili
  • T. Yildirim
  • D. Torun
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00261-001-0072-1

Cite this article as:
Barutcu, O., Erel, H., Saygili, E. et al. Abdom Imaging (2002) 27: 465. doi:10.1007/s00261-001-0072-1

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.

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • O. Barutcu
    • 1
  • H. E. Erel
    • 2
  • E. Saygili
    • 3
  • T. Yildirim
    • 1
  • D. Torun
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Baskent University Adana Teaching and Medical Research Center, Adana, TurkeyTR
  2. 2.Department of Radiology, Ankara Guven Hospital, Ankara, TurkeyTR
  3. 3.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Baskent University Adana Teaching and Medical Research Center, Adana, TurkeyTR
  4. 4.Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Baskent University Adana Teaching and Medical Research Center, Adana, TurkeyTR