Turkish Journal of Surgery

Turkish Journal of Surgery

ISSN: 2564-6850
e-ISSN: 2564-7032


Yalın İşcan1, Bora Karip1, Ender Onur1, Nurver Özbay2, Sinan Tezer1, Kemal Memişoğlu1

1Clinic of General Surgery, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
2Clinic of Pathology, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey


Sister Mary Joseph nodule is the umbilical metastasis detected in cancer patients. There are various theories on the formation of umbilical metastases; however, the primary focus is often placed either in the abdomen or pelvis. Its prognosis is dismal. In this article, we aimed to present a 44-year-old male patient who presented with obstruction and was subsequently diagnosed with colorectal cancer and umbilical metastasis.

Keywords: Colorectal cancer, umbilicus metastasis, Sister Mary Joseph’s nodule


Peer Review

Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

Concept - Y.İ., B.K.; Design - K.M.; Supervision - K.M.; Funding - E.O.; Materials - N.Ö.; Data Collection and/or Processing - Y.İ.; Analysis and/or Interpretation - Y.İ.; Literature Review - Y.İ.; Writer - Y.İ., S.T.; Critical Review - E.O.

Conflict of Interest

No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.

Financial Disclosure

The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.