Krukenberg tumor

Discussion:

Krukenberg tumor (carcinoma mucocellulare)

  • metastatic ovarian adenocarcinoma from different primary tumor sites
  • gastric carcinoma is the commonest primary tumor (~50% of Krukenberg tumors)
  • T4 colonic adenocarcinoma have potential for transcoelomic spread to the ovaries
  • discrimination between primary and metastatic ovarian tumors is important

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