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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 187-189

Xanthogranulomatous oophoritis: A case report with review of literature

Department of Pathology, MGM Medical College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India

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Suparna Milind Bindu
Department of Pathology, MGM Medical College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/2278-344X.138604

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Xanthogranulomatous inflammation is an uncommon form of chronic inflammation in which the affected organ is destroyed and is replaced by large number of lipid - containing macrophages with an admixture of lymphocytes, plasma cells and multinucleated giant cells. The most commonly affected organs are the kidney and gall bladder, followed by anorectal area, bone, stomach, and testis. The inflammation most often affects the endometrium in the female genital tract, but involvement of the vagina, cervix, fallopian tube, and ovary may also occur. Only a few cases involving the ovary have been reported. We report a case of xanthogranulomatous infection of ovary in a 40-year-old female who presented with abdominal pain and bleeding per vaginum. Her clinical examination, radiological evaluation, surgical findings and gross features were likely to be mistaken for malignancy if xanthogranulomatous inflammation was missed as a differential diagnosis.

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