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Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Krukenberg's tumor, three years after a colic carcinoma.
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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.
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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