Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

, Volume 269, Issue 3, pp 217–218

Postarthroplasty histiocytic lymphadenopathy in a patient with uterine carcinoma

Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00404-002-0446-9

Cite this article as:
Reinecke, P. & Gerharz, C.D. Arch Gynecol Obstet (2004) 269: 217. doi:10.1007/s00404-002-0446-9



Postarthroplasty histiocytic lymphadenopathy is a benign reactive sinus histiocytosis.

Case report

We report on the case of a 68-year-old woman presenting with pelvic postarthroplasty histiocytic lymphadenopathy after hysterectomy because of uterine carcinoma.


This unusual form of histiocytic lymphadenopathy should be included in the differential diagnosis of gynecologic oncology patients who have had joint replacements to avoid misdiagnosis of a neoplasm.


PostarthroplastyHistiocytic lymphadenopathyUterine carcinoma

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of PathologyHeinrich-Heine-UniversityDüsseldorfGermany