IMR Press / CEOG / Volume 48 / Issue 3 / DOI: 10.31083/j.ceog.2021.03.2244
Open Access Case Report
Ligneous cervico-vaginitis mimicking female genital tract malignancies
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1 Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Gynecology Obstetrics, Akdeniz University Hospital, 07010 Antalya, Turkey
2 Department of Pathology, Akdeniz University, 07010 Antalya, Turkey
*Correspondence: (Özer Birge)
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 2021, 48(3), 719–722;
Submitted: 29 July 2020 | Revised: 25 September 2020 | Accepted: 28 September 2020 | Published: 15 June 2021
Copyright: © 2021 The Author(s). Published by IMR Press.
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Background: Ligneous cervicitis is a rarely reported disease in the literature, and it is commonly misdiagnosed as genital cancer. Patients with ligneous cervicitis can have multiple systemic problems. The lesions resemble malignancies. Multiple biopsies are essential for the diagnosis. Herein, we present 2 cases of ligneous cervicitis, both of which had plasminogen deficiency. Our aim in this report was to discuss these cases with guidance of the literature. Conclusion: Ligneous cervicitis commonly mimics female genital cancers. Hence, it is very important to utilize a multidisciplinary approach in making a differential diagnosis.

Ligneous cervicitis
Plasminogen deficiency
Female genital tract
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