Medical Dictionary

Krukenberg tumor

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noun Kru·ken·berg tumor \ˈkrü-kən-ˌbərg-\

Medical Definition of Krukenberg tumor

  1. :  a metastatic ovarian tumor of mucin-producing epithelial cells usually derived from a primary gastrointestinal tumor

Biographical Note for krukenberg tumor

Krukenberg

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Friedrich Ernst

(1871–1946), German pathologist. Krukenberg published his original description of the Krukenberg tumor in 1896.


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