Sister Mary Joseph nodule in colorectal cancer
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
There is no patient consent form in this article because of the early postoperative death.
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.
No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.
The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.