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Krukenberg tumor mimicking pregnancy luteoma.
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PMID:  17852427     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy-associated Krukenberg tumor is very rare, and the diagnosis in pregnancy is even more difficult. Usually symptoms are attributed to pregnancy luteomas, which are hormone-active benign neoplasms. CASE: A 22-year-old female presented at the 28th week of gestation with rapid onset of hirsutism and acne since the 20th week of gestation. Physical and ultrasonographic examinations revealed bilateral ovarian solid masses which were considered as pregnancy luteomas. The patient underwent exploratory laparotomy due to the onset of ascites and elevated tumor markers four months after delivery. Histopathologic examination revealed adenocarcinoma with signet-ring-type cells. CONCLUSION: Krukenberg tumors should be considered in the differential diagnosis of pregnancy luteomas. Otherwise, early diagnosis of the tumor can be delayed.
Ozlem Ozdegirmenci; Fulya Kayikcioglu; Ali Haberal; Ahmet Ozfuttu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gynecological endocrinology : the official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1473-0766     ISO Abbreviation:  Gynecol. Endocrinol.     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-20     Completed Date:  2010-01-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8807913     Medline TA:  Gynecol Endocrinol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  482-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
TCSB, Ankara Etlik Maternity and Women's Health Teaching Research Hospital, Etlik, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Ascites / diagnosis
Diagnosis, Differential
Fatal Outcome
Hirsutism / diagnosis
Krukenberg Tumor / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  surgery
Luteoma / diagnosis*
Ovarian Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  surgery
Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic
Young Adult

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