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Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology  2021, Vol. 48 Issue (3): 719-722    DOI: 10.31083/j.ceog.2021.03.2244
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Ligneous cervico-vaginitis mimicking female genital tract malignancies
Mehmet Sait Bakır1, Özer Birge1, *(), Ceyda Karadag1, Can Dinc1, Ahmet Boduroglu2, Tayup Simsek1
1Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Gynecology Obstetrics, Akdeniz University Hospital, 07010 Antalya, Turkey
2Department of Pathology, Akdeniz University, 07010 Antalya, Turkey
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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.
Key words:  Ligneous cervicitis      Plasminogen deficiency      Ligneous      Female genital tract     
Submitted:  29 July 2020      Revised:  25 September 2020      Accepted:  28 September 2020      Published:  15 June 2021     
*Corresponding Author(s):  Özer Birge     E-mail:

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Mehmet Sait Bakır, Özer Birge, Ceyda Karadag, Can Dinc, Ahmet Boduroglu, Tayup Simsek. Ligneous cervico-vaginitis mimicking female genital tract malignancies. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2021, 48(3): 719-722.

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