Journal of Medical Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 69--71

Krukenberg tumor in pregnancy: A pathologist's point of view


GV Chaitra, Debarshi Saha, Radha R Pai, Mahathi Krothapalli 
 Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Debarshi Saha
Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Light House Hill Road, Mangalore - 575 001, Karnataka
India

A 32-year-old female patient at 32 weeks of gestation presented with persistent agonizing epigastric pain with vomiting from conception. CA125 levels were raised and a second look ultrasound scan revealed a viable fetus with a right-sided ovarian mass. Preterm vaginal delivery at 32 weeks resulted in a viable infant. Excision of the ovarian mass revealed Krukenberg tumor (KKT). The other ovary was grossly normal. Ovarian malignancy in pregnancy is a rare phenomenon, more so is the KKT. The infrequency, initial unilaterality, and the low power view misled identification at first. Periodic acid–Schiff and mucicarmine histochemical staining clinched the diagnosis.


How to cite this article:
Chaitra G V, Saha D, Pai RR, Krothapalli M. Krukenberg tumor in pregnancy: A pathologist's point of view.J Med Sci 2017;37:69-71


How to cite this URL:
Chaitra G V, Saha D, Pai RR, Krothapalli M. Krukenberg tumor in pregnancy: A pathologist's point of view. J Med Sci [serial online] 2017 [cited 2021 Apr 12 ];37:69-71
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