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Secondary ovarian cancers, Krukenberg tumors, are a distinctive subset of metastatic tumors arising from the gastrointestinal tract (stomach, colon, and appendix), the biliary system, the breast, or other genital organs. These tumors account for 5% of all ovarian malignancies. Such metastases could mimic primary mucinous ovarian adenocarcinomas. Metastases from the urinary tract are uncommon. Primary adenocarcinoma of the bladder accounts for less than 1% of all bladder malignancies; one third of these tumors are urachal in origin. Urachal cancers are rare and tend to occur in older men (mean age, 50-60 years); however, it was described previously in a 15-year-old girl. Symptoms include hematuria, dysuria, frequency, urgency, and recurrent urinary tract infections. These tumors have a predilection to locally spread to the surrounding organs. Ovarian metastasis is a rare event and is infrequently reported in literature.

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Journal article


Int J Gynecol Cancer

Publication Date





1539 - 1541


Abdominal Neoplasms, Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous, Adult, Cesarean Section, Delivery, Obstetric, Diagnosis, Differential, Female, Humans, Ovarian Neoplasms, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic, Urachus