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Revista Cubana de Obstetricia y Ginecología

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ARGUELLES PEREZ, Onasis. Pneumococcal tube-ovarian abscess. Rev Cubana Obstet Ginecol [online]. 2017, vol.43, n.1, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-3062.

Streptococcus pneumoniae is a common pathogen in respiratory tract infections and the most common cause of pneumonia, otitis media, and sinusitis. Exceptionally, and transiently, it can colonize the lower genital tract causing pelvic inflammatory disease and secondary peritonitis. The objective is to present a case with left tube-ovarian abscess diagnosis, with a rare germ at this location. The case of a 52-year-old patient is reported here. She was hysterectomized 12 years before with secondary immunosuppression as a predisposing factor for developing this complication. A laparotomy was performed and excision of the tumor and microbiological culture of the contents of the tumor were completed. Streptococcus pneumoniae was diagnosed. Postoperative evolution was satisfactory.

Keywords : Streptococcus pneumoniae; tubo-ovarian abscess; sinusitis; pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).

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