Metastatic carcinoma to the ovary of extragenital origin: analysis of 9 cases and review of the concept of Krukenberg's tumor

F. Hamed, E. Oyarzún, R. Chuaqui, R. Wild, N. Barrena, D. Mayerson, J. I. Badía

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Abstract

Between 1987 to 1992, nine patients with metastatic ovarian tumors of extragenital origin were analyzed. Seven corresponded to Krükenberg tumors, according to the traditional description of carcinoma with signet-ring cells and stroma with sarcomatoid reaction. The primary neoplasia was detected in 8 patients (89%) and corresponded to: gastric cancer (n = 4), colon cancer (n = 2), gallbladder cancer (n = 1) and breast cancer (n = 1). Mean survival in these patients was 11 months (range 4 to 20 months). Irrespective of their histology and origin, all the lesions were found to share similar macroscopic characteristics: bilateral enlarged ovaries, solid and embossed appearance.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)206-210
Number of pages5
JournalRevista chilena de obstetricia y ginecología
Volume58
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1993
Externally publishedYes

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