A 47-year-old member asked:
why do krukenberg tumors occur only in the ovaries?
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Dr. Myron Arlen answered
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
That is definition: Krukenberg tumour is a specific malignant lesion of the 'signet ring' subtype that has metastasized to the ovary. The colon and stomach are the most common primary tumors to result in ovarian metastases. They represent 5-10% of all ovarian tumours and upto 50% of all metastatic tumors to the ovary Similar lesions metastasize elswhere but Kurkenberg refers only to ovarian spread.
Answered on Jan 6, 2015
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