Krukenberg, Friedrich Ernst


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Krukenberg, Friedrich Ernst

(kroo′kĕn-bĕrg)
Ger. pathologist, 1871–1946.

Krukenberg spindle

Vertical pigment deposits seen on the corneal endothelium in pigment dispersion syndrome or pigmentary glaucoma.

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.