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Giant cell arteritis of the female genital tract: report of a case and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15898526     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 65-year-old female presented with constitutional symptoms of fever and weight loss with bilateral adnexal masses on physical examination. Total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy were performed and subsequently revealed giant cell arteritis involving numerous small arteries in the ovaries, fallopian tubes, paraovarian and paratubal soft tissues, myometrium, and cervix. After surgery, the patient continued to have constitutional symptoms. Corticosteroid therapy led to a significant improvement and eventual resolution of symptoms. Several similar cases of giant cell arteritis of the female genital tract have been described, both with and without concomitant temporal arteritis. Implications for diagnosis and treatment are discussed.
Rahul K Patel; Kelley Carrick
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  98     ISSN:  0038-4348     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2005 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-05-18     Completed Date:  2005-06-03     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  469-71     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Genitalia, Female / blood supply*
Giant Cell Arteritis / pathology*

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