Background: Genitourinary tuberculosis (GU TB) most commonly presents as infertility, pelvic pain, or menstrual irregularities in patients from countries where the disease continues to be endemic. Case: A 27 year-old G1P1001 from western Asia presented to our institution’s urogynecology office for management of pelvic pain secondary to known uterine dehiscence. The patient underwent a laparotomy for repair of the dehiscence. During the procedure she was noted to have a large, white mass within the uterine dehiscence that was later determined to likely be GU TB. The patient was referred to the Health Department where she received one year of anti-TB treatment. Conclusion: GU TB should be considered in the differential diagnosis of uterine dehiscence in patients from countries where the disease remains endemic.
The University of Toledo
Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections
Translation: The University of Toledo Journal of Medical Sciences
Roberts, Kasey; Buchenroth, Britta; and Novi, Joseph
"Chronic Uterine Dehiscence Secondary to Genitourinary Tuberculosis: A Case Report,"
Translation: The University of Toledo Journal of Medical Sciences: Vol. 5
, Article 3.
Available at: https://utdr.utoledo.edu/translation/vol5/iss1/3