Abdominopelvic tuberculosis simulating disseminated ovarian carcinoma with elevated CA-125 level: report of two cases

Barutcu Ö. , Erel H., Saygili E., Yildirim T., Torun D.

ABDOMINAL IMAGING, vol.27, no.4, pp.465-470, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00261-001-0072-1
  • Title of Journal : ABDOMINAL IMAGING
  • Page Numbers: pp.465-470


We report the radiologic presentations of two cases of peritoneal-pelvic tuberculosis. The initial interpretation based on the adnexal masses, ascites, omental and peritoneal thickening, and elevated serum CA-125 levels led to an erroneous preliminary diagnosis of disseminated ovarian cancer. In both patients, histologic examination showed tuberculosis. The clinical and radiologic findings resolved significantly after several months of multidrug antituberculosis treatment.