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Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 1989;6(2):271-277.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.1989.6.2.271    Published online December 31, 1989.
A Case of The Krukenberg Tumor.
Yoon Kee Park, Sung Ho Lee
Abstract
There have been reported cases that the Krukenberg Tumor had been primary ovarian carcinoma. But the Krukenberg Tumor is generally known as one special type of metastatic ovarian carcinoma, which histologically consists of nest of mucin filled signet-ring cells in a cellular, nonneoplastic stroma. The most common gastrointestinal tract origin for Krukenberg tumor is the stomach, and the next frequent is the large intestine. Generally the Krukenberg tumor is difficult to diagnose and treat until somewhat enlarging its size. We experienced a case of the Krukenberg tumor on the remained ovary after the previous unilateral adnexectomy, which was metastasized from adenocarcinoma of stomach. We present this case with a brief review of literature.


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