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Xanthogranulomatous salpingo-oophoritis presenting as an ovarian tumour

Abstract

Xanthogranulomatous salpingo-oophoritis (XGSO) is an exceptionally rare entity. Its clinical manifestations and imaging modalities can mimic benign and malignant adnexal diseases, making it difficult to diagnose. Here we report a case of XGSO in a young woman who was operated with suspicion of a borderline ovarian tumour. Preoperative diagnosis of XGSO should be considered to avoid radical surgical treatment, especially in young patients.

  • Obstetrics, gynaecology and fertility
  • Pathology

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