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Case Report  |   April 1989
Krukenberg's tumor in the young population
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Case Report   |   April 1989
Krukenberg's tumor in the young population
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, April 1989, Vol. 89, 500. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1989.89.4.500
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, April 1989, Vol. 89, 500. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1989.89.4.500
Abstract

Krukenberg's tumor secondary to gastric adenocarcinoma was identified in a 20-year-old woman. The patient died ten weeks after surgery, which included total hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, tumor debulking, and subtotal gastrectomy. Her unexpected advanced disease and fulminant course led the authors to review the literature for other reports of Krukenberg's tumor in the young person. However, the age category was not studied specifically in most series, and only a few cases involving patients of very young age were detailed. The present case appears to be only the fifth involving a patient aged 20 years.