Tubular Krukenberg Tumor with an Occult Primary

Mardi, K and Kaushal, V and Kaur, N (2011) Tubular Krukenberg Tumor with an Occult Primary. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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Tubular Krukenberg tumor with an occult primary can cause problems in histopathologic diagnosis, by mimicking primary ovarian tumors. We present one such occurrence in a 32year old female who underwent surgery for bilateral malignant ovarian tumor. Gross examination of both ovarian tumors revealed bosselated, smooth outer surface with a few cysts on the surface. Cut surface was grey-white to yellowish in colour with cysts filled with serous fluid at the periphery. Microscopic examination revealed mucin laden signet ring cells, predominantly showing tubular architecture within a cellular ovarian stroma. The cytoplasm of these cells varied from granular eosinophilic to pale vacuolated appearance and showed PAS and mucicarmine positive mucin. Differential diagnosis with other primary ovarian tumors is discussed.

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:Krukenberg tumors; Tubular variant; Ovary
Subjects:JOURNALS > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
ID Code:7830
Deposited By: Kakkilaya Bevinje, Dr. Srinivas
Deposited On:28 Dec 2011 03:02
Last Modified:28 Dec 2011 03:02

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