Laparoscopy in the diagnosis of pseudo tumor pelvicperitoneal tuberculosis: about two cases

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Abdoul Aziz DIOUF., Aminata NIASS., Mouhamadou Mansour NIANG., Moussa DIALLO., Mame Diarra NDIAYE-GUEYE., Jean Charles MOREAU and Alassane DIOUF

Pseudo-tumor peritoneal tuberculosis is a rare form of tuberculosis. The clinical and paraclinical features can mimic advanced ovarian cancer leading to unjustified radical surgery, often in a young woman. We report on two cases of pseudo-tumor peritoneal tuberculosis in patients aged 32 and 36 years. Peritoneal carcinoma of ovarian origin was clinically, radiologically and biologically suspected. Not only did laparoscopy help avoid laparotomy, but also relied on biopsy for diagnosis.

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