Malakoplakia of the Uterus: A Rare Cause of Postmenopausal Bleeding Mimicking MalignancyCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Chinmoyee Sonowal,
Palm Groove Enclave, Flat No. 307/I, Juripar Path, Guwahati, Assam, India.
Malakoplakia is a rare chronic granulomatous disease. It was first reported in 1902 by Michaelis and Gutmann. It may involve any part of the body, most commonly affecting the urinary tract, mainly the urinary bladder. The involvement of uterus resulting in post-menopausal bleeding is extremely rare but not unusual. So, in the differential diagnosis of post-menopausal bleeding, this condition should be kept in mind which poses as a diagnostic enigma requiring a high degree of suspicion from the clinician, the radiologist and the pathologist. Due to paucity of data owing to the rarity of the condition, there are no treatment guidelines for this condition, leading to a therapeutic dilemma. We report herein an unusual case of malakoplakia of the uterus with actinomycoses co-infection in a 60-year-old lady with postmenopausal bleeding and an abdominopelvic lump mimicking malignancy.
Inclusion bodies, Michaelis-gutmann bodies, Von-hansemann cells
Chinmoyee Sonowal, Phatik Chandra Kalita, Arpana Das, Himajit Rabha, Anjan Saikia. MALAKOPLAKIA OF THE UTERUS: A RARE CAUSE OF POSTMENOPAUSAL BLEEDING MIMICKING MALIGNANCY. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2019 August [cited: 2019 Aug 20 ]; 13:QD01-QD03. Available from
Date of Submission: Apr 17, 2019
Date of Peer Review: May 15, 2019
Date of Acceptance: Jun 12, 2019
Date of Publishing: Aug 01, 2019
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