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Krukenberg Tumor MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Krukenberg Tumor
Tree Number(s)
C04.557.470.200.025.415.410
C04.557.470.590.415.410
Unique ID
D007725
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007725
Annotation
coordinate with OVARIAN NEOPLASMS
Scope Note
Mucocellular carcinoma of the ovary, usually metastatic from the gastrointestinal tract, characterized by areas of mucoid degeneration and the presence of signet-ring-like cells. It accounts for 30%-40% of metastatic cancers to the ovaries and possibly 1%-2% of all malignant ovarian tumors. The lesions may not be discovered until the primary disease is advanced, and most patients die of their disease within a year. In some cases, a primary tumor is not found. (From Dorland, 27th ed; Holland et al., Cancer Medicine, 3d ed, p1685)
Entry Term(s)
Krukenberg Carcinoma
Krukenberg's Tumor
Previous Indexing
Ovarian Neoplasms (1966-1974)
Public MeSH Note
1994; see KRUKENBERG'S TUMOR 1975-1993
History Note
1994; use KRUKENBERG'S TUMOR 1975-1993
Date Established
1975/09/01
Date of Entry
1974/11/19
Revision Date
2009/07/06
Krukenberg Tumor Preferred
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