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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2004;47(4):768-772.
Published online April 1, 2004.
A Case of Krukenberg Tumor arising from Appendix.
Byung Hun Jeong, Hae Eun Lee, Ju Young Ro, Gwang Yi, Jae Yun Jung, In Sook Joo, Jae Sik Shim, Kyung Young Seo
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Korea Veterans Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract
Krukenberg tumor arising from an appendiceal neoplasm is rare. The 30 cases of appendiceal Krukenberg tumor have been reported since 1970 currently. The tumors can be easily overlooked because appendiceal tumors are rare and its size is very small so that they can be seen normally to the naked eye. The proper treatment of tumors which spreads from the appendix to the ovary does not exist as of yet, so the mean survival time is only 7-9 months and the prognosis is not good. Therefore, when the ovarian tumor that secrete the mucus substance is found and primary origin cannot be found, diagnostic appendectomy is recommended. Authors report a case of the 46-year-old woman who admitted with chief complaints of palpable abdominal mass which reveals Krukenberg tumor from appendix.
Key Words: Krukenberg tumor, Appendix, Appendiceal tumor


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