Krukenberg tumor in pregnancy: A pathologist’s point of view

G. V. Chaitra, Debarshi Saha, Radha R. Pai, Mahathi Krothapalli

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A 32-year-old female patient at 32 weeks of gestation presented with persistent agonizing epigastric pain with vomiting from conception. CA125 levels were raised and a second look ultrasound scan revealed a viable fetus with a right-sided ovarian mass. Preterm vaginal delivery at 32 weeks resulted in a viable infant. Excision of the ovarian mass revealed Krukenberg tumor (KKT). The other ovary was grossly normal. Ovarian malignancy in pregnancy is a rare phenomenon, more so is the KKT. The infrequency, initial unilaterality, and the low power view misled identification at first. Periodic acid–Schiff and mucicarmine histochemical staining clinched the diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-71
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Medical Sciences (Taiwan)
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-03-2017
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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