Krukenberg's tumor


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Krukenberg's tumor

 [kroo´ken-bergz]
a type of carcinoma of the ovary, usually metastatic from cancer of the gastrointestinal tract, especially of the stomach. It is characterized by areas of mucoid degeneration and the presence of signet-ring–like cells.
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