Sister Mary Joseph’s nodule: a rare cytologic presentation

  • Kafil Akhtar | drkafilakhtar@gmail.com Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, (U.P) India, India.
  • Sufian Zaheer Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, (U.P) India, India.
  • Shamshad Ahmad Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, (U.P) India, India.
  • Rana K. Sherwani Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, (U.P) India, India.

Abstract

Umbilical metastasis is one of the main characteristic signs of extensive neoplastic disease and is universally referred to as Sister Mary Joseph’s nodule. It indicates neoplasm of inner organs mostly located in the gastrointestinal tract or the pelvis. However, in approximately 15-30% the primary tumor remains occult. In most cases, Sister Mary Joseph’s nodule appears as an early and sometimes the only symptom of the malignancy. Here we report a rare fine needle aspiration (FNA) cytologic diagnosis of umbilical metastasis of an ovarian carcinoma.

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2011-04-04
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Case Reports
Keywords:
umbilical metastasis, adenocarcinoma ovary, FNAC.
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How to Cite
Akhtar, K., Zaheer, S., Ahmad, S., & Sherwani, R. (2011). Sister Mary Joseph’s nodule: a rare cytologic presentation. Clinics and Practice, 1(1), e6. https://doi.org/10.4081/cp.2011.e6