Malacoplakie van de tractus genitalis bij een vrouw met postmenopauzaal bloedverlies

Translated title of the contribution: Malacoplakia of the female genital tract in a woman with postmenopausal bleeding

W. Wiltenburg*, M. G.A.J. Wouters, A. M. Uyterlinde, J. M.J. Sporken

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A 74-year-old woman had vaginal bleeding for 6 months with no other complaints. A suspected tumour was visible on the cervix and the endometrium was slightly thickened. Histological examination revealed Michaelis-Gutmann bodies. Following antibiotic treatment, the tumour and the bleeding disappeared. Malacoplakia is a chronic inflammation which usually arises in the urinary tract of older women and, rarely, in the female genital tract. The abnormality often appears to be a malignancy, although histologically it is an inflammatory condition. Histological examination is necessary to establish the diagnosis. Treatment usually consists of antibiotics and surgical excision.

Translated title of the contributionMalacoplakia of the female genital tract in a woman with postmenopausal bleeding
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)77-79
Number of pages3
JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jan 2003

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