Journal of Family and Reproductive Health 2017. 11(3):174-178.

Xantogranulomatous Salpingo Oophritis, Lessons Learnt: Report of Two Cases With Unusual Presentation
Ruchi Rathore, Shivangi Chauhan, Suman Mendiratta, Ritu Sharma, Manupriya Nain, Namrata Sarin


Xanthogranulomatous inflammation is a rare form of chronic inflammatory response consisting of macrophages, lymphocytes, plasma cells and neutrophils too. Due to its locally destructive nature and mass forming capacity as a result of adhesions, this type of inflammation may mimic  malignancy or tuberculosis both clinically and radiologically. We present a report of two such cases, one mimicking tuberculosis and the other mimicking malignancy clinically. Awareness of this condition and a higher index of suspicion among clinicians, radiologists and pathologists can help in early diagnosis and more appropriate treatment of this potentially destructive disorder.


Xanthogranulomatous Inflammation; Ovary; Fallopian Tube; Tuberculosis; Malignancy

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