Bilateral Krukenberg Tumor in a Pregnant Lady: A Case Report

  • Parvaneh Dehghan Department of Oncology, Torbat Heydariyeh University of Medical Sciences, Torbat Heydariyeh, Iran.
  • Samaneh Kakhki Mail Department of Pharmacology, Torbat Heydariyeh University of Medical Sciences, Torbat Heydariyeh, Iran.
Krukenberg tumor, Pregnancy, Metastatic gastric adenocarcinoma, Prognosis


Krukenberg tumors are rare metastatic ovarian tumors with its primary site being the gastrointestinal tract as a most common site and poor prognosis. We hereby, present a 25-year-old pregnant female suffering from abdominal pain and iterative vomiting episodes. She was diagnosed with a terminal stage of the malignant disease. She underwent total ovariectomy without any radiotherapy. Histological examination of the specimen yielded diagnosis of Krukenberg tumor. Ten days later, the patient underwent a natural vaginal delivery in the 25th gestational week because of labor pain, and we extracted a dead male newborn of 31 cm, 510 g, AP score 0. Three weeks later, the patient died because of pulmonary failure.


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How to Cite
Dehghan P, Kakhki S. Bilateral Krukenberg Tumor in a Pregnant Lady: A Case Report. Acta Med Iran. 57(1):75-77.
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