Carcinoma breast presenting as a metastatic Kruckenberg tumor


  • Balamurugan S. G. Department of General Surgery, Guru Hospital, Madurai, Tamil Nadu
  • Giles Fanny A. Department of General Surgery, Guru Hospital, Madurai, Tamil Nadu
  • Lesin Kumar A. N. Department of General Surgery, Guru Hospital, Madurai, Tamil Nadu



Kruckenberg tumor, Carcinoma breast, Metastasis


Kruckenberg tumor is metastatic ovarian malignancy from primary gastrointestinal tract (GIT) or breast malignancy. Diffuse gastric carcinoma (linitis plastica) used to be the most common but lately there have been an increase in breast origin. It is usually found on carcinoma breast patients when we are evaluating for any metastasis. It is rare to find patients presenting with symptoms pertaining to metastasis, but not impossible. We are presenting such a rare case, where a patient presented with Kruckenberg tumor, which later was found to be a case of carcinoma breast. The prognosis of such patients are poor.

Author Biography

Giles Fanny A., Department of General Surgery, Guru Hospital, Madurai, Tamil Nadu

Junior consultant, Department of Surgery, Guru Hospital,

Fellow in Minimal Access Surgery, Guru Hospital


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