Endoscopic Findings of Female Genital Tract Tuberculosis: A 3-year Analysis at a Referral Center

JOURNAL TITLE: International Journal of Gynecological Endoscopy

Author
1. Kriti Agarwal
2. Sonil Srivastav
3. Vandana Jain
4. Nutan Jain
ISSN
DOI
10.5005/jp-journals-10058-0024
Volume
2
Issue
1
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
2
Author Affiliations
1. com.mps.common.model.Contributor@3b739dce ,
2. com.mps.common.model.Contributor@6fd3b316 ,
3. com.mps.common.model.Contributor@3e853b80 ,
4. com.mps.common.model.Contributor@1c1dc5
Article keywords
Female, Genital, Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopy, Tuberculosis

Abstract

Objective: To study the laparoscopic and hysteroscopic appearances of female genital tract tuberculosis (FGTB). Study design: This is a hospital-based prospective observational study. Materials and methods: The study was conducted in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vardhman Laparoscopy Centre, from July 1, 2014 to June 31, 2017. A total of 2,200 patients presenting with infertility were subjected to endoscopic evaluation, and the findings suggestive of TB were recorded. Results: Out of total 2,200 patients who underwent endoscopic evaluation for infertility, 33 and 21.5% had findings suggestive of TB on laparoscopy and hysteroscopy respectively, and 59.5 and 55.6% of these patients had laparoscopic and hysteroscopic findings of early-stage disease respectively. Conclusion: Endoscopic evaluation of unexplained infertility is an indispensable tool for early diagnosis of FGTB and providing antitubercular treatment, while it is in the reversible stage.

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