Tubercular Cervicitis Clinically Mimicking Malignancy: Cytodiagnosis of Two Cases

  • Reena Naik LAMMC, RAIGARH
  • Tribhuwan Kumar Sahu LAMMC, RAIGARH
  • Kishori Moni Panda LAMMC, Raigarh
Keywords: Genital tuberculosi, Pap smear, Tubercular cervicitis, Genital tract


Genital tuberculosis (TB) in females is found in 0.75-1% of gynecological admissions in India with considerable variation from place to place and occurs in 10% cases of pulmonary TB. During colposcopy a bulky, necrotic cervix with parametrial thickening in pelvic TB often elicits an initial diagnostic impression of carcinoma of cervix. As the detection rate of AFB is low, definitive diagnosis of genital TB in females often depends mainly upon the cytological and histopathological examination. Here we describe two cases of cervical TB diagnosed by PAP smear, which showed granulomata consisting of multinucleated giant cells, histiocytes, epithelioid cells, lymphocytes and fibroblasts. Both the cases were clinically suspicious of carcinoma cervix. Diagnosis was confirmed in the first case by other supportive evidence like associated pulmonary TB and therapeutic response to ATT. Histopathology confirmation was done in the second case.

Author Biographies

Demonstrator in Pathology, MBBS, DNB (Pathology), Govt Medical College (LSLAMMC), Raigarh, Chhattisgarh.
Tribhuwan Kumar Sahu, LAMMC, RAIGARH
MS (Obs & gynaec), Assistant Prof Obs & gynaec , Govt Medical College(LSLAMMC), Raigarh, Chhattisgarh.
Kishori Moni Panda, LAMMC, Raigarh
    MD (Pathology), Prof of  Pathology, Govt Medical College(LSLAMMC), Raigarh, Chhattisgarh.


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