Case report of a pelvic-peritoneal tuberculosis presenting as an adnexial mass and mimicking ovarian cancer, and a review of the literature.

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    • Abstract:
      The article focuses on the case report of a 49 year old, perimenopausal woman suffering from pelvic-peritoneal tuberculosis for the evaluation of extensive ascites. Pelvic tuberculosis, which occurs more frequently in women, classically presents with pelvic pain, infertility, poor general health or menstrual disturbances. Tuberculoses pelvic disease may also create an adnexal mass, ascites or both and thus can be difficult to distinguish from an ovarian malignancy. Our patient presented with an adnexial cystic mass, extensive ascites and elevated CA 125 level, which led us to the diagnosis of an ovarian cancer preoperatively.