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Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia

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Abstract

GOMEZ ZULETA, Martin; BENITO, Luis Fernando  and  ALMONACID, Cristina. Friedrich Krukenberg of Krukenberg's Tumor: Report of a series of cases. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2012, vol.27, n.2, pp.119-124. ISSN 0120-9957.

Krukenberg's tumor is an ovarian tumor first described by the German physician Friedrich Krukenberg. It is a metastasis of a primary tumor which is usually located in the stomach. This article presents a brief overview of the history of these tumors and a series of 5 cases which were handled in our service. The aim of this article is to demonstrate the complexity of this diagnosis, the therapeutic approach, and the pessimistic prognosis that this condition has

Keywords : Krukenberg's tumor; gastric cancer.

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