IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 41 / Issue 5 / DOI: 10.31083/j.ejgo.2020.05.5326
Open Access Case Report
Unusual case of Krukenberg tumors diagnosed in early pregnancy
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1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Eiveniu 2, Kaunas LT50009, Lithuania
2 Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Clinic of Obstetrics and gynaecology. A. Mickeviciaus str. 9, Kaunas LT44307, Lithuania
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2020 , 41(5), 806–809; https://doi.org/10.31083/j.ejgo.2020.05.5326
Submitted: 30 July 2019 | Accepted: 30 October 2019 | Published: 15 October 2020
Abstract

We present a case with Krukenberg tumors diagnosed in the first trimester of pregnancy. Ultrasound (US) led to early suspicion of the disease and serial scans allowed the natural course of metastatic gastric cancer to be followed. Successful treatment with palliative surgery and chemotherapy resulted in good maternal and foetal outcomes. International collaboration whereby the US findings were discussed with leading European experts enabled faster decision making during the clinical work-up of this rare case.

Keywords
Krukenberg tumor
Cancer in pregnancy
Gastric cancer
Metastatic ovarian tumors
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