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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.
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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.
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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.
See also: Krukenberg, Friedrich Ernst
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Krukenberg,Friedrich, German pathologist, 1871-1946.
Krukenberg amputation - a cineplastic amputation at the carpus with the distal end of the forearm.
Krukenberg pigment spindle forceps
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Krukenberg tumor - metastatic carcinoma of the ovary.
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