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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2001;44(5):974-977.
Published online May 1, 2001.
A Case of Tuberculosis of the Cervix.
Kyung Min Song, Jong Pil Kim, Kil Ung Choi, Su Gee Min, Sung Wook Hwang, Seung Kwon Ko, Suk Cho, Woo Young Lee
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Inha Hospital, College of Medicine, Inha University, Korea.
2Department of Pathology, Inha Hospital, College of Medicine, Inha University, Korea.
Tuberculosis of the uterine cervix is a rare disorder and the cervix is reported to be involved in 5-15 percent of the case of genital tuberculosis. It is discovered incidentally in most cases. The genital lesions are secondary to tuberculosis elsewhere, usually, the lungs. Primary cervical tuberculosis is very rare. The cytologic diagnosis of cervical tuberculosis is difficult. The histological diagnosis of genital tuberculosis presents no problems when the typical caseating necrosis and Langhans giant cell granulomas are present in tissue. And the presence of tubercle bacilli in biopsy specimens as well as in cultures of one specimen confirmed the diagnosis. We report a case of tuberculosis of the cervix confirmed by histologic examination with brief review.
Key Words: Cervical tuberculosis, Infertility, caseating necrosis, Langhans giant cell granuloma

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