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Rare case of non-healing episiotomy wound: a diagnostic Challenge

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R. Nagpal ,

Bhaskar Medical College and General Hospital, Hyderabad-500075, Telangana, IN
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Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology
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K. Kshitija,

Bhaskar Medical College and General Hospital, Hyderabad-500075, Telangana, IN
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Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology
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V. V. Sreedhar

Bhaskar Medical College and General Hospital, Hyderabad-500075, Telangana, IN
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Professor, Department of Pathology
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Abstract

We report a case of 28-year old post partum woman who presented in our hospital with the complaints of a non healing episiotomy wound and fever. Examination revealed gaping of the episiotomy wound and a small mass with no active vaginal bleeding. Laboratory investigations showed low haemoglobin, mildly raised total leucocyte count and raised ESR. Histologically it was well characterized by infiltration of the tissue by lipid-laden histiocytes and inflammatory cells and was suggestive of xanthogranulomatous inflammation. It usually poses diagnostic and therapeutic challenges for the clinician. To the best of our knowledge xanthogranulomatous inflammation associated with the non-healing episiotomy wound has never been reported.
How to Cite: Nagpal, R., Kshitija, K. and Sreedhar, V.V., 2019. Rare case of non-healing episiotomy wound: a diagnostic Challenge. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 41(3), pp.85–88. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljog.v41i3.7880
Published on 24 Oct 2019.
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