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Revista Colombiana de Obstetricia y Ginecología

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RODRIGUEZ, Jorge Alexander. Krukenberg tumor as the initial manifestation of gastric cancer in a 23-year-old woman. Rev Colomb Obstet Ginecol [online]. 2005, vol.56, n.4, pp.313-315. ISSN 0034-7434.

Metastatic tumors of the ovaries represent 5-6% of all ovarian tumors and are generally diagnosed in women between the fourth and fifth decades of life, although they can be found in every age group. Their prognosis is poor and it is useful to regard them (especially the Krukenberg tumor) as differential diagnosis in women from any age group when faced with bilateral ovarian masses. This report presents a case of a 23-year-old woman who presented bilateral ovarian masses for which she underwent bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. The initialpathology report showed a thecoma-fibroma tumor, but it was later classified as being a Krukenberg tumor after carrying out immunochemistry studies in the National Cancer Institute (NCI, Colombia). Primary gastric adenocarcinoma was then diagnosed; however, the patient died 5 months later.

Keywords : Krukenberg tumor; ovarian neoplasms; neoplasm metastasis.

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