Krukenberg's tumor, three years after a colic carcinoma.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_22849
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Krukenberg's tumor, three years after a colic carcinoma.
Journal
Swiss Surgery
Author(s)
Praz V., Nordback P., Billing A., Merlini M.
ISSN
1023-9332
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2002
Volume
8
Number
5
Pages
237-239
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Case Reports
Abstract
We report a case of left ovarian Krukenberg's tumor in a 65 year-old patient, three years after resection of a colonic carcinoma (pT3, G2, pN1, Stage 3, Dukes C). The case is briefly discussed with reference to the literature. Krukenberg's tumor usually occurs in younger patients, with a peak frequency before 40 years. Both ovaries are involved in 90% of cases. Pathogenetically the ovarian involvement arises either from hematogenous, lymphatic spreading or from contiguous extension from the primary colonic tumor. There may be some anatomic predispositions such as utero-ovarian vessel anastomosis in the ligamentum latum or by peritoneal adhesions.
Keywords
Adenocarcinoma/pathology, Adenocarcinoma/secondary, Aged, Cecal Neoplasms/pathology, Cecal Neoplasms/surgery, Colectomy, Female, Humans, Hysterectomy, Krukenberg Tumor/pathology, Krukenberg Tumor/secondary, Male, Ovarian Neoplasms/pathology, Ovarian Neoplasms/secondary, Ovariectomy, Ovary/pathology, Postoperative Complications/pathology, Postoperative Complications/surgery, Reoperation
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