A Rare Case of Cervical Tuberculosis which Simulated Carcinoma of the Cervix
Dr. Vijayan Sharmila,
Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology,
Indira Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute (IGMC&RI),
Pondicherry-605 010, India.
Cervical tuberculosis is a rare form of genital tuberculosis. The manifestations of genitourinary tuberculosis are protean in nature. A high index of suspicion is required for making prompt diagnosis. The definitive diagnosis is based on the demonstration of the characteristic lesion on histopathology or on bacterial isolation. We are reporting a rare case of isolated cervical tuberculosis which mimicked carcinoma of the cervix. A 24 years old para 1, live 1, woman presented with secondary amenorrhoea and post coital bleeding which were there for one year. The speculum examination revealed a friable cervix which bled on touch. Though the clinical history and the examination findings were suggestive of a cervical malignancy, the histopathological examination revealed a granulomatous inflammation which was suggestive of tuberculosis. The patient responded well to the antituberculous therapy.