Sister Mary Joseph’s nodule originating from endometrial carcinoma incidentally detected during surgery for an umbilical hernia: a case report

@article{Piura2006SisterMJ,
  title={Sister Mary Joseph’s nodule originating from endometrial carcinoma incidentally detected during surgery for an umbilical hernia: a case report},
  author={Benjamin Piura and Mihai Meirovitz and Michael J. Bayme and Ruthy Shaco-Levy},
  journal={Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics},
  year={2006},
  volume={274},
  pages={385-388}
}
IntroductionUmbilical metastasis (Sister Mary Joseph’s nodule) is rare. It is encountered in 1–3% of patients with intra-abdominal and/or pelvic malignancy, with gastric carcinoma being the commonest origin in men and ovarian carcinoma—in women. Only 27 cases of Sister Mary Joseph’s nodule originating from endometrial carcinoma have previously been documented in the literature.Case reportIn a 51-year-old woman, a Sister Mary Joseph’s nodule coexisting with a large fibroid uterus was… CONTINUE READING
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