A Rare Coexistence in an Infertile Woman: Ligneous Disease in Cervix and Conjunctiva

Authors

  • Murat Özekinci Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Akdeniz University Faculty of Medicine, Antalya
  • Mehmet Sakıncı Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Akdeniz University Faculty of Medicine, Antalya
  • Cem Yaşar Sanhal Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Akdeniz University Faculty of Medicine, Antalya
  • Elif Pestereli Department of Pathology, Akdeniz University Faculty of Medicine, Antalya
  • Münire Erman Akar Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Akdeniz University Faculty of Medicine, Antalya
  • İnanç Mendilcioğlu Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Akdeniz University Faculty of Medicine, Antalya

Keywords:

Ligneous, Infertility, Cervicitis, Conjunctivitis

Abstract

Ligneous disease involving the female genital tract is a very rare entity. We present a case of a patient who admitted to our clinic with the complaints of dyspareunia, postcoital bleeding and infertility. On speculum examination a nulliparous cervix with white plaques and hemorrhagic lesions around ostium were seen. Multiple samples were taken from the cervical lesions and histopathologic diagnosis was ligneous cervicitis and low grade cervical intraepithelial lesion. According to the characteristics of the disease, a conjunctival examination and biopsy were performed. Similar microscopic features in cervix were also determined and reported as ligneous conjunctivitis. She used cyclosporine and oral contraceptives in the following six months but there was no improvement on either ocular or genital lesions.

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Published

2013-04-30

How to Cite

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Özekinci M, Sakıncı M, Sanhal CY, Pestereli E, Erman Akar M, Mendilcioğlu İnanç. A Rare Coexistence in an Infertile Woman: Ligneous Disease in Cervix and Conjunctiva. Gynecol Obstet Reprod Med [Internet]. 2013Apr.30 [cited 2021Mar.8];19(1):44-6. Available from: https://gorm.com.tr/index.php/GORM/article/view/182

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