World Journal of Pathology Volume No 6

Case Report Open Access

Krukenberg Tumor arising from Bilateral Lobular Carcinoma in a Pregnant Lady: A Rare Case Report

T Santosh, E S Rao, B R M Rao and R V Kumar
World Journal of Pathology 2014, 3:16

Abstract

Metastatic ovarian tumors are thought to account for approximately 10–30% of malignant ovarian tumors. Krukenberg tumor refers to amalignancyin the ovary that metastasizedfrom a primary site, classically the gastrointestinal tract, although it can arise in other tissues such as the breast (approx. 04%). Krukenberg tumor during pregnancy arising from breast is even rarer (0.1 - 0.2%).The presence of adnexal masses during pregnancy ranges from 1:81 to 1:2,500 pregnancies, but only 3% of these masses are malignant. Management of such cases can present as diagnostic & treatment dilemma. We report a case of 25 year primiparous female with Krukenberg tumor of breast origin.

Keywords

Krukenberg tumor, Pregnancy, Breast, Invasive Lobular carcinoma, IHC.




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