Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 336--337

Krukenberg tumour simulating uterine fibroids and pelvic inflammatory disease


BU Ezem1, CC Osuagwu2, IV Onyiaorah3 
1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Imo State University Teaching Hospital, Orlu, Nigeria
2 Department of Surgery, Imo State University Teaching Hospital, Orlu, Nigeria
3 Department of Histopathology, Imo State University Teaching Hospital, Orlu,; Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
B U Ezem
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Imo State University Teaching Hospital, Orlu
Nigeria

Objective: To report a case of cancer of the colon which presented as secondaries to the ovaries. Method: Case report. Summary: The case presented is that of a 39 year old female who presented with lower abdominal pain and a multinodular pelvic mass which led to an initial diagnosis of multiple uterine fibroids and pelvic inflammatory disease. The presence of a colonic mass was first suggested by ultrasound .Laparotomy revealed carcinoma of the colon with bilateral krukenberg«SQ»s tumour and an insignificant fibroleiomyoma. Conclusion: This case is reported to alert practitioners that all multinodular pelvic masses should not be assumed to be multiple fibroids.


How to cite this article:
Ezem B U, Osuagwu C C, Onyiaorah I V. Krukenberg tumour simulating uterine fibroids and pelvic inflammatory disease.Niger J Clin Pract 2010;13:336-337


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Ezem B U, Osuagwu C C, Onyiaorah I V. Krukenberg tumour simulating uterine fibroids and pelvic inflammatory disease. Niger J Clin Pract [serial online] 2010 [cited 2020 Jul 11 ];13:336-337
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