Asymptomatic postmenopausal endometrial tuberculosis:a rare case report


  • Priyadharshini M. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sundaram Medical Foundation, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Shantha V. K. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sundaram Medical Foundation, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India



Asymptomatic, Endometrial tuberculosis, Postmenopausal tuberculosis


Tuberculosis remains a global health problem, primarily in developing countries. Genital tuberculosis is common in young women mostly detected during infertility work up. Mycobacterial infection in postmenopausal women is an extremely rare disease. After menopause, tuberculosis of the endometrium is a rare possibility probably because of the

decreased vascularity of the tissues. We present here a case of asymptomatic postmenopausal woman who was suspected as endometrial carcinoma initially by abnormal endometrial pattern in ultrasound done as a part of regular health check-up. In endometrial biopsy we found pus draining. Diagnosed as endometrial tuberculosis by pathologic examination and polymerase chain reaction. She was put on anti-tuberculosis treatment. After completion of treatment, she was doing well. Thus, we conclude saying endometrial tuberculosis should also be suspected in postmenopausal women with abnormal endometrial pattern.


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