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dc.contributor.authorOng, Eugene-
dc.contributor.otherLam, David-
dc.identifier.citationInt J Surg Case Rep. 2017 Jul 25;38:185-188en_US
dc.description.abstractINTRODUCTION: Krukenberg tumour (KT), which represents carcinoma in the ovary, is an uncommon manifestation of metastatic colorectal cancer. It is associated with poor prognosis and a high incidence of peritoneal metastatic disease. PRESENTATION OF CASE: The authors present a case of a 51-year-old female who had a symptomatic, metachronous right ovarian KT diagnosed 12 months after her initial resection. Surgery was performed to excise the 23cm tumour as well as the contralateral ovary and isolated peritoneal disease, with an R0 resection achieved. DISCUSSION: KT from colorectal origin behave differently to non-ovarian colorectal metastases, with features suggestive of transcoloemic dissemination. Surgical removal of isolated ovarian metastasis without peritoneal involvement is associated with improved outcomes. Treatment with cytoreductive surgery and heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy offers promise for patients with KT and concominant peritoneal involvement. CONCLUSION: This case is illustrative of the clinical features of KT including its chemo-resistance and concomitant carcinomatosis peritoneii. Cytoreductive surgery for KT provides symptom control and confers survival benefit in selected patients.en_US
dc.subjectKrukenberg Tumouren_US
dc.subjectColorectal Canceren_US
dc.subjectCytoreductive Surgeryen_US
dc.subjectCarcinomatosis Peritoneiien_US
dc.subjectPeritoneal Metastatic Diseaseen_US
dc.subjectIntraperitoneal Chemotherapyen_US
dc.subjectMetastatic Colorectal Canceren_US
dc.subjectMetachronous Right Ovarian KTen_US
dc.subjectContralateral Ovaryen_US
dc.subjectTranscoloemic Disseminationen_US
dc.subjectOvarian Metastasisen_US
dc.subjectClinical Featuresen_US
dc.subjectSymptom Controlen_US
dc.subjectSurvival Benefiten_US
dc.subjectGeneral Surgery and Gastroenterology Clinical Institute, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australiaen_US
dc.titleThe role of surgical excision for the Krukenberg tumour: A case report.en_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.journaltitleInternational Journal of Surgery Case Reportsen_US
dc.description.affiliatesDepartment of Colorectal Surgery, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, 41 Victoria Street, Fitzroy, VIC 3065, Australia.en_US
dc.type.studyortrialCase Reportsen_US
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