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Krukenberg tumor

Summary of Krukenberg tumor
A Krukenberg tumor refers to a malignancy in the ovary that metastasized from a primary site, classically the gastrointestinal tract, although it can arise from other tissues such as the breast. Bilaterality helps distinguish metastases from primary mucinous carcinoma of the ovary, which is usually unilateral.




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Krukenberg tumor

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A 50-year-old woman, gravida 4, para 4, comes to the office because of abdominal distention and progressively worsening pelvic pain. She also reports poor appetite. She has hypertension and hyperlipidemia. She has never been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease. Abdominal and pelvic ultrasound shows a mass in the left ovary. The tumor is excised and pathologic examination shows abundance of mucin-secreting cells with peripheral nuclei. This tumor arises from which of the following cell types? 

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