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Krukenberg Tumor MeSH Descriptor Data 2023

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Krukenberg Tumor
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RDF Unique Identifier
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
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Krukenberg Tumor Preferred
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