Serous cystadenoma of ovary with xanthogranulomatous oophoritis: combination of benign ovarian tumour with chronic inflammatory non-neoplastic pseudo-tumour-a rarity

Monika Anant, Kajal Sinha, Mukta Agarwal, Hemali H. Sinha, Punam Bhadani


Xanthogranulomatous inflammation is a rare type of chronic inflammation. It destroys the tissue of the affected organ, mostly affecting the kidney and gall bladder. Xanthogranulomatous inflammation of female genital tract being a rare entity, only few numbered cases involving the ovary have been reported in literature. This chronic inflammation of fallopian tubes and ovaries, usually present with pelvic masses, and on imaging and macroscopic appearance, are mostly misdiagnosed as ovarian neoplasm or tuberculosis. We are presenting a case of 14-year-old girl, who presented with an abdominal lump and on clinical and radiological investigations was suspected as ovarian malignancy but histo-pathology reported it as serous cystadenoma with xanthogranulomaotus oophoritis. The rarity of this case lies in the fact that rare destructive inflammatory features was present in a benign neoplasm of the ovary (serous cystadenoma) and that too in a youngest age reported till now.


Chronic inflammation, Serous cystadenoma, Xanthogranulomatous oophoritis

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