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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 46-49

Sister mary joseph's nodule as the first presentation of gallbladder carcinoma: A case report and literature review

1 Dept. of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, King Fahad Medical City Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Dept. of Surgery Sheri Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences Srinagar Kashmir, India
3 Department of Medicine, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria

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Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, King Fahad Medical City Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
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Metastatic umbilical deposits from abdominal and pelvic malignancy is termed Sister Mary Joseph's nodule. Metastasis of gallbladder adenocarcinoma to the umbilicus is extremely rare, even rarer is for this metastasis to be the initial presentation of gallbladder carcinoma. We report a case of gallbladder carcinoma presenting as sister Mary Joseph's nodule. Physicians should consider this type of metastasis in patients presenting with umbilical nodules and biopsy should always be obtained.

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