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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Survival benefit of metastasectomy for Krukenberg tumors from gastric cancer.
Krukenberg tumors of gastric origin: The rationale of surgical resection and perioperative treatments in a multicenter western experience.
Krukenberg tumor is typically free of surface adhesions or peritoneal deposits unlike other ovarian metastasis.
So, in the presence of occult primary tumor, the differential diagnosis of complex ovarian masses should include krukenberg tumor in addition to primary ovarian carcinoma and other ovarian lesions.
The power Doppler velocity index, pulsatility index and resistive index can assist in making a differential diagnosis of primary ovarian carcinoma and krukenberg tumor.
Krukenberg tumor from gastric adenocarcinoma: CT findings.
Gall bladder and biliary carcinomas are extremely rare causes of krukenberg tumors (2).
Radiological diagnosis of gall bladder neoplasm with bilateral cystic ovarian masses probably krukenberg tumors were given.
Features were suggestive of krukenberg tumors secondary to adenocarcinoma of gall bladder.
Krukenberg tumors of the ovary: a clinicopathologic analysis of 120 cases with emphasis on their variable pathologic manifestations.