DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20213959

Sister Mary Joseph nodule due to carcinosarcoma

Israel Salgado Adame

Abstract


The Sister Mary Joseph Nodule is an eponymous term which describes a palpable umbilical nodule occurring as a result of metastasis of an intra-abdominal or pelvic malignancy. In approximately 50% of cases, this sign is associated with gastrointestinal malignancies. These include gastric, colonic and pancreatic (mainly body and tail) carcinoma. Gastrointestinal malignancy is found in 52% of the metastatic cases and gynecologic and genitourinary origin in 28%, with gastric and ovarian cancers being the most common. The next report is about a 62 year-old woman whose was referred to the surgery department due a painful mass on the abdominal wall that has appeared 3 months before as a fast-growing, with suspicious diagnosis of strangulated umbilical hernia.


Keywords


Sister Mary Joseph, Nodule, Carcinosarcoma, Malignancy, Metastasis

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