International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology
2020, Vol. 4, Issue 5, Part D
Signet ring cell carcinoma of ovary secondary to adenocarcinoma of colon
Author(s): Dr. Anubha Maheshwar, Dr. Rujuta Fuke and Dr. Renu Singh
Abstract: Ovarian cancer is one of the most common gynaecological cancers. Tumor of the ovary are majority of the times primary with a small percentage of secondary malignancy. Metastasis to the ovaries can occur from many organs, including stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, gall bladder, appendix, breast, uterus, fallopian tube and peritoneum. Stomach is the primary site in 70% of the cases. Carcinoma of colon, breast and appendix are the next common primary sites. These are referred to as Krukenberg tumor, accounting for 1-2% of all ovarian tumors. Here, we report a case of 34 year old female presenting with pelvic abdominal mass arising from right ovary, suspected as a primary ovarian malignancy that later turned out to be secondary due to adenocarcinoma of recto sigmoid colon. The case report highlights the importance of preoperative work up needed to search for primary malignant lesion as Krukenberg tumors known to have poor outcome.
Dr. Anubha Maheshwar, Dr. Rujuta Fuke, Dr. Renu Singh. Signet ring cell carcinoma of ovary secondary to adenocarcinoma of colon. Int J Clin Obstet Gynaecol 2020;4(5):210-212. DOI: 10.33545/gynae.2020.v4.i5d.705