Krukenberg tumor


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Kru·ken·berg tu·mor

(krū'kĕn-berg),
a metastatic carcinoma of the ovary, usually bilateral and secondary to a mucous carcinoma of the stomach, which contains signet-ring cells filled with mucus.

Kru·ken·berg tu·mor

(krū'kĕn-berg tū'mŏr)
A metastatic carcinoma of the ovary, usually bilateral and secondary to a mucous carcinoma of the stomach, which contains signet-ring cells filled with mucus.

Krukenberg tumor

A malignant metastasis to the ovary, usually bilateral and frequently secondary to malignancy of the gastrointestinal tract. Histologically, these tumors consist of myxomatous connective tissue and cells having a signet ring arrangement of their nuclei. The epithelial tissue resembles the malignancy of the original site.

Krukenberg,

Friedrich, German pathologist, 1871-1946.
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