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An Unusual Presentation of Wegener Disease of the Cervix: Presenting as Cervical Cancer

Oladipo, Abi MBBS, FRCS(Ed), FRCOG1; Sathiyathasan, Sahathevan MRCOG1; Thomas, Syamala FRCPath2; Jeyanthan, Kannapar MRCOG, MRCPI1; Hakeem-Habeeb, Yewnade

Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease: October 2011 - Volume 15 - Issue 4 - pp 328-330
doi: 10.1097/LGT.0b013e31821380bd
Case Reports

Objective: Wegener granulomatosis is a rare autoimmune disease of unknown cause. It commonly affects the respiratory tracts, lungs, and kidneys.

Involvement of the uterine cervix is rare, with only 4 previously published cases in the literature.

Materials and Methods: This is a case report.

Result: We describe the unusual presentation of Wegener granulomatosis involving the uterine cervix, presenting as cervical cancer.

Conclusions: A review of previously published cases of Wegener granulomatosis involving the uterine cervix is presented.

We report the first case of Wegener granulomatosis involving the cervix without antecedent diagnosis or treatment of Wegener granuloma in any other organ.

We present an unusual case of Wegener granuloma, which, to the best of our knowledge, is the first documented case involving the cervix without antecedent granulomatosis diagnosed in any other organ.

Departments of 1Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and 2Patholgy, Mayday University Hospital, Croydon, Surrey, United Kingdom

Reprint requests to: Abi Oladipo, MBBS, FRCS(Ed), FRCOG, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Mayday University Hospital, Croydon, Surrey, United Kingdom. E-mail: abilad@doctors.org.uk

Yewnade Hakeem-Habeeb is a medical student.

©2011The American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology