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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 197-201

Treatment of Krukenberg tumor with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy: A report of three cases

1 Department of Surgery, Song Shan Branch, Tri Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei 105, Taiwan, Republic of China
2 Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, Tri Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei 114, Taiwan, Republic of China

Correspondence Address:
De-Chuan Chan
Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei 114, Taiwan
Republic of China
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DOI: 10.4103/1011-4564.192838

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We report three cases of Krukenberg tumor (KT): two were synchronous and one metachronous. At presentation, the first synchronous KT patient had a palpable umbilical mass, the second had a perforated peptic ulcer, and the metachronous KT patient had an ovarian lesion, detected postoperatively. As we know, KT has a quite poor prognosis. According to some papers, surgery with chemotherapy increases survival more than 12 months. Consequently, our two synchronous KT patients received cytoreductive surgery with hyperthermic intra-abdominal chemotherapy and our metachronous KT patient received laparoscopic bilateral oophorectomy. No recurrences have so far been detected in any patient. Our patient with metachronous KT will undergo laparoscopy and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy and our patients with synchronous KT will continue to be followed up to determine their final outcomes.

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