Published: 2016-12-15

Xanthogranulomatous oophoritis: a rare chronic inflammatory non-neoplastic ovarian pseudotumor

Saswati Tripathy, Santhamani P. M.


Xanthogranulomatous inflammation is a form of chronic inflammation which is destructive to the affected organ and is characterized by clustering of foamy macrophages among other inflammatory cells. It is mostly localized to the kidney, renal pelvis and uncommonly found in organs like ovary and fallopian tube. Very few cases of xanthogranulomatous oophoritis have been reported till date. Along with its rarity, this pseudotumor may be confused with ovarian neoplasm and tuberculosis. Here we report a 45 year old female who presented clinically and radiologically with suspicion of malignancy. The histopathological analysis revealed it as xanthogranulomaotus oophoritis.


Xanthogranulomatous, Oophoritis, Histiocytes

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