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Volume 47, Number 4, August 2014

Amoebic cervicitis mimicking posterior wall fibroid: A rare presentation 


Soma Mukherjee, Ajit Nagarsenkar, Savita Chandra, Mrinalini Sahasrabhojanee, Dheeraj Sawant


Received: January 9, 2012    Revised: January 12, 2012    Accepted: March 15, 2012   

 

Corresponding author:

Savita Chandra, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Goa Medical College, Bambolim, Goa 403202, India
Corresponding Author InformationCorresponding author. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Goa Medical College, Bambolim, Goa, India. 



 

Background and purpose: 

Amoebiasis of the uterine cervix is an extremely rare entity, and presentation as fibroid uterus has not been reported, to the best of our knowledge in our extensive search of the English literature. It can clinically simulate cervical malignancy by virtue of surface papillomatous and overall ulcerated and necrotic appearance. We present a case of amoebic infection of the cervix in a 45-year-old female which was suspected to be a posterior wall fibroid with degeneration until a histopathological examination of the surgical specimen revealed the presence of Entamoeba histolytica trophozoites. The patient recovered after surgery and antiamoebic therapy. 



 

Key words:

Amoebiasis, Cervicitis, Fibroid