Krukenberg tumor from gastric mucosal carcinoma without lymphatic or venous invasion: Report of a case

Citation
T. Takenoue et al., Krukenberg tumor from gastric mucosal carcinoma without lymphatic or venous invasion: Report of a case, HEP-GASTRO, 48(40), 2001, pp. 1211-1214
Citations number
24
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Gastroenerology and Hepatology","da verificare
Journal title
HEPATO-GASTROENTEROLOGY
ISSN journal
0172-6390 → ACNP
Volume
48
Issue
40
Year of publication
2001
Pages
1211 - 1214
Database
ISI
SICI code
0172-6390(200107/08)48:40<1211:KTFGMC>2.0.ZU;2-F
Abstract
A 49-year-old woman was admitted because of early gastric carcinoma. Subtot al gastrectomy was performed. In the resected specimen, gastric mucosal car cinoma without lymph node metastases was located in the prepyloric region. Histologic type was moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma and signet-rin g cell carcinoma, and there was no lymphatic or venous invasion. One year a fter operation, a left ovarian tumor was detected. At the second operation, bilateral oophorectomy and hysterectomy were performed. Pathological findi ngs revealed Krukenberg tumors originating from the gastric carcinoma in th e bilateral ovaries. One year after the second operation, a hard mass due t o cancer recurrence developed in the pelvis with symptoms including tenesmu s and abdominal pain. Chemotherapy and palliative colostomy were performed. She died of peritonitis carcinomatosa. six years and two months after the first operation. We experienced a rare case of Krukenberg tumor with two in teresting points; its origin was gastric mucosal carcinoma without lymphati c or venous invasion, and the patient survived for more than four years aft er the diagnosis.