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Ectopic decidual reaction mimicking peritoneal tubercles: a report of three cases.
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PMID:  19008581     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ectopic decidual reaction is commonly seen in the ovary and cervix; however, peritoneal localization is rare. Peritoneal deciduosis is usually an incidental histological finding. It may present a diagnostic dilemma by mimicking grossly peritoneal carcinomatosis or tubercles and deciduoid mesothelioma, microscopically. We report three cases of ectopic decidual reaction discovered incidentally during caesarian sections, as whitish yellow nodules resembling tubercles. Histology revealed extensive decidualisation. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of ectopic decidua mimicking peritoneal tubercles.
Shailaja Shukla; Mukta Pujani; Sanjeet Kumar Singh
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of pathology & microbiology     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0377-4929     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Pathol Microbiol     Publication Date:    2008 Oct-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-14     Completed Date:  2009-01-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7605904     Medline TA:  Indian J Pathol Microbiol     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  519-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, Lady Hardinge Medical College and Smt. Sucheta Kriplani Hospital, New Delhi, India.
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MeSH Terms
Cesarean Section
Choristoma / diagnosis*,  pathology
Decidua / pathology*
Diagnosis, Differential*
Incidental Findings
Omentum / pathology
Peritonitis, Tuberculous / diagnosis*,  pathology
Pregnancy Complications / diagnosis*,  pathology
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / diagnosis,  pathology

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