Master Krukenberg Tumor with Picmonic for Medicine

With Picmonic, facts become pictures. We've taken what the science shows - image mnemonics work - but we've boosted the effectiveness by building and associating memorable characters, interesting audio stories, and built-in quizzing.

Krukenberg Tumor

Crook-Burger
Picmonic
Krukenberg tumors are caused by metastasis to the ovaries from a separate primary location. This is thought to occur through retrograde lymphatic spread, and tumors often present bilaterally. Common primary tumor sources include metasases from both gastric and breast malignancies, although gastrointestinal malignancy at the pylorus is the most frequent source. Microscopically, mucin-secreting signet cells are a defining characteristic of this tumor type.
5 KEY FACTS
Non-germ Cell Tumor
Non-germy ovary

Krukenberg Tumors are caused by metastasis to the ovaries from a separate primary location, and often present bilaterally.

Lymphatic Spread to Ovaries
Spread by Limes

Metastasis from a separate primary tumor to the ovaries often occurs through retrograde lymphatic spread.

Metastasis
Lime web spreading to ovary and Metastasis-Mit

Common primary tumor sources include metasases from gastric cancer and breast cancer.

GI Malignancy
GI Malignant-man

Malignancy from the gastrointestinal tract, especially adenocarcinoma at the pylorus, is the most common cause.

Mucin-secreting Signet Cell
Moose Signalling

Tumors can be identified microscopically through the presence of mucin-secreting signet cells in the ovarian tissue. Similar cells are typically found at the primary tumor as well.

Unlock all 5 facts & definitions with Picmonic Free!

JOIN FREE

Take the Krukenberg Tumor Quiz

Picmonic's rapid review multiple-choice quiz allows you to assess your knowledge.

START QUIZ NOW

It's worth every penny

Our Story Mnemonics Increase Mastery and Retention

Memorize facts with phonetic mnemonics

Unforgettable characters with concise but impactful videos (2-4 min each)

Ace Your Medical (MD/DO) Classes & Exams with Picmonic:

Over 870,000 students use Picmonic’s picture mnemonics to improve knowledge, retention, and exam performance.

Choose the #1 Medical (MD/DO) student study app.

Picmonic for Medicine (MD/DO) covers information that is relevant to your entire Medical (MD/DO) education. Whether you’re studying for your classes or getting ready to conquer the USMLE Step 1, USMLE Step 2 CK, COMLEX Level 1, or COMLEX Level 2, we’re here to help.

Works better than traditional Medical (MD/DO) flashcards.

Research shows that students who use Picmonic see a 331% improvement in memory retention and a 50% improvement in test scores.