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Xanthogranulomatous salpingitis associated with a large uterine leiomyoma.
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PMID:  20981281     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A case of xanthogranulomatous salpingitis (XGS) associated with a large uterine leiomyoma in a 50-year-old woman is presented. Xanthogranulomatous inflammation is an uncommon form of chronic inflammation that is destructive to affected organs. It is characterized by the presence of lipid-filled macrophages with admixed lymphocytes, plasma cells, and neutrophils. A review of the literature revealed that most patients with XGS have a clinical history of long-standing pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or, less often, endometriosis. We report a case lacking a history of either PID or endometriosis but with a concurrent large uterine leiomyoma. Although the exact etiology in this case was not clear, the leiomyoma may have played a contributory role in pathogenesis.
Authors:
Joanne Margaret Howey; Etienne Mahe; Jasim Radhi
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Case reports in medicine     Volume:  2010     ISSN:  1687-9635     ISO Abbreviation:  Case Rep Med     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-28     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-02-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101512910     Medline TA:  Case Rep Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  970805     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada L8S 4K1.
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