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This case describes a 71 year old, post-menopausal woman who developed vaginal discharge. This complaint ultimately led to the discovery of bowel cancer in conjunction with a large sterile pyometra.The pyometra was not due to genital malignancy. The most likely conclusion is that the pyometra may have arisen as an inflammatory response to the adjacent bowel pathology. This case report highlights the need for clinicians to consider non-gynaecological cancer as a possible cause for otherwise unexplained pyometra.

Original publication

DOI

10.1186/1757-1626-1-24

Type

Journal article

Journal

Cases journal

Publication Date

08/07/2008

Volume

1

Addresses

Milton Keynes General Hospital, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Standing Way, Eaglestone, Milton Keynes, MK6 5LD, UK. hooman_sm@yahoo.com.