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Laparoscopic En Bloc Resection of Colon Cancer with Ovarian Metastasis

Amruta Jaiswal, Shazia Khan

Citation Information : Jaiswal A, Khan S. Laparoscopic En Bloc Resection of Colon Cancer with Ovarian Metastasis. J South Asian Feder Obs Gynae 2020; 12 (1):45-47.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10006-1755

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 02-11-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).


Most common primary malignancies linked to Krukenberg tumors are those arising from the gastrointestinal tract. Complete cytoreduction is the key to reduce reoccurrence. We report a case of a 34-year-old woman presented with bilateral Krukenberg tumor with no gastrointestinal symptoms or sign; further preoperative evaluation revealed malignant growth in the sigmoid colon. Laparoscopic total hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy with anterior colonic resection was performed. Histopathology suggested Krukenberg tumor arising from moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma of the colon with further confirmation on immunohistochemistry. The patient had uneventful recovery with no documented evidence of locoregional reoccurrence till date. This case highlights the importance of thorough preoperative evaluation to detect occult primary in the case of Krukenberg tumor; further, it justifies the use of minimal access surgery for en bloc resection of Krukenberg tumor along with primary colonic malignancy.

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