Case Report| Volume 146, P9-10, April 2021

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Differential diagnoses of endometrial thickness: A case report


      • Endometrial tuberculosis is an extremely rare disease.
      • Its clinic, image and intraoperative features are easily confused with those of endometrial cancer, mainly in postmenopausal women.
      • Endometrial tuberculosis, although frequently asymptomatic, can be diagnosed due to infertility, vaginal bleeding and post-menopausal bleeding.
      • Non-diagnosis can lead to inappropriate treatment, in particular surgical procedures, instead of the standard medical anti-tuberculosis chemotherapy.


      Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease defined by the World Health Organization as a global priority. Extrapulmonary forms include lymph nodal, pleural and urogenital disease (FGTB), which generally affect patients between 20 and 40 years of age, and is rare in postmenopausal women. Its presentation can mimic carcinomatosis due to advanced ovarian and/or endometrial cancer. Non-diagnosis can lead to inappropriate treatment, notably surgical procedures, instead of the standard medical anti-TB chemotherapy.


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