Giant cell arteritis of the female genital tract: Report of a case and review of the literature

Rahul K. Patel, Kelley Carrick

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Abstract

A 65-year-old female presented with constitutional symptoms of fever and weight loss with bilateral adnexal masses on physical examination. Total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy were performed and subsequently revealed giant cell arteritis involving numerous small arteries in the ovaries, fallopian tubes, paraovarian and paratubal soft tissues, myometrium, and cervix. After surgery, the patient continued to have constitutional symptoms. Corticosteroid therapy led to a significant improvement and eventual resolution of symptoms. Several similar cases of giant cell arteritis of the female genital tract have been described, both with and without concomitant temporal arteritis. Implications for diagnosis and treatment are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)469-471
Number of pages3
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Volume98
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2005

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Giant Cell Arteritis
Fallopian Tubes
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Ovariectomy
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Cervix Uteri
Physical Examination
Weight Loss
Ovary
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Fever
Arteries
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Female genital tract
  • Giant cell arteritis
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Temporal arteritis
  • Vasculitis

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Giant cell arteritis of the female genital tract : Report of a case and review of the literature. / Patel, Rahul K.; Carrick, Kelley.

In: Southern Medical Journal, Vol. 98, No. 4, 04.2005, p. 469-471.

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