Incidental diagnosis of torsion of a Krukenberg tumor originating from sigmoid colon cancer
© Springer-Verlag 2011
Received: 16 September 2011
Accepted: 20 October 2011
Published: 15 November 2011
KeywordsKrukenberg tumor Torsion Colon Ovary
A Krukenberg tumor refers to gastrointestinal cancer that metastasizes to the ovaries; this tumor was named after Krukenberg, who originally described this pathologic condition of the ovaries in 1896. The prognosis of this tumor is uniformly poor . In the malignant state, the torsion of ovarian tumor is a rare condition because of the adhesions associated with malignant lesions. Two cases of torsion of Krukenberg tumors have been reported so far [2, 3].
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