Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : October | Volume : 10 | Issue : 10 | Page : PD07 - PD11

An Unusual Evolution of Krukenberg Tumour: A Case Report PD07-PD11

Claudio Spinelli, Concetta Liloia, Jessica Piscioneri, Clara Ugolini, Silvia Strambi

Correspondence
Dr (Prof). Claudio Spinelli,
Via Paradisa 2, 56124 Pisa, Italy.
E-mail: c.spinelli@dc.med.unipi.it

Krukenberg tumours are rare metastatic tumours of the ovaries characterized by the presence of mucin-producing neoplastic Signet Ring Cell Carcinoma (SRCC). At first glance, this tumour may be confused with a primary ovarian tumour. Surgery and chemotherapy combination have led to improvement in prognosis, but it still remains severe. We report the case of a 60-year-old woman with a Krukenberg tumour rising from a low differentiated gastric adenocarcinoma. The patient was clinically stable for 26 months after surgery until she experienced a prompt decline and died of cerebral haemorrhage within two weeks. The aim of this article was to give an overview of the Krukenberg tumour starting from our case report and comparing it with clinicopathological characteristics of this pathology derived from a review of recent literature.