Clinical analysis of Krukenberg tumours in patients with col
Background
A Krukenberg tumour (KT) is defined as an ovarian metastasis from a gastrointestinal adenocarcinoma and suggests a terminal condition. This study aimed to identify the prognostic factors affecting the survival of patients with KTs of colorectal origin who receive cytoreductive surgery.

Methods
Medical records of patients who had received cytoreductive surgery and had been pathologically diagnosed with KT of colorectal origin in two centres were reviewed. Information about the patients’ clinicopathological features and follow-up visit were collected. Factors influencing patient survival were analysed.

Results
Fifty-seven patients were included in this study. The median survival time was 35 months. Five-year overall survival was 25%....

http://wjso.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12957-016-1087-y
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