A case of Krukenberg tumor, eight years after treatment of gastric cancer

Karagul S., SÜMER F. , Onur A., Tardu A., DAĞLI A. F. , KAYAALP C.

MARMARA MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.31, ss.81-84, 2018 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 31 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5472/marumj.430802
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.81-84


Krukenberg tumor is a rare metastatic tumor of the ovary. The primary tumors are usually gastrointestinal cancers. Most of the Krukenberg tumors reported in the literature occurred within the first 2 years after treatment of the primary disease. Herein, we present a case of Krukenberg tumor in a 37-year-old woman who previously underwent surgery and chemotherapy for stomach cancer. This patient is noteworthy because it is one of the few documented cases of ovarian metastasis appearing after a disease-free period of 8 years following treatment of the primary tumor. Krukenberg tumors are associated with poor prognosis; therefore, regular gynecological examination in female patients with history of gastric cancer is very important for the early diagnosis and treatment of this disease.