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Krukenberg tumor

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Partial colectomy one year ago. Presents with one week of abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female

CT Abdomen and pelvis

Large heterogeneus pelvic mass associated with a small amount of free intracavitary liquid. Its a complex cystic mass with features of an regular outlines and seens to be in continuity with the right adnexal region.

Case Discussion

This patient underwent righ colectomy one year ago (colonic adenocarcinoma). Remains in oncologic treatment.

The CT showed a complex cystic mass that seens to be related to ovary neoplasms. Surgery was performed to remove the tumor. The histopathological diagnosis confirms ovarian / adnexal metastasis of colon adenocarcinoma.

A Krukenberg tumor refers to a subtype of metastatic tumor to the ovary. The colon and stomach are the most common primary tumors to result in ovarian metastases, followed by the breast, lung, and contralateral ovary.

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Case information

rID: 27592
Published: 9th Feb 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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