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Acta Médica Peruana

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CHAPONAN-RELAIZA, Martin; CATACORA CAMA, José  and  DELGADO GONZALES, Victor. Sister Mary Joseph nodule: an unusual initial manifestation of pancreas adenocarcinoma. Acta méd. Peru [online]. 2017, vol.34, n.4, pp.323-327. ISSN 1728-5917.

Cutaneous metastases represent 10% of all metastatic manifestations. Sister Mary Joseph nodule is a cutaneous umbilical metastatic lesion associated to intraabdominal tumors (most frequently gastric carcinoma). Cutaneous metastases from pancreatic cancer are quite uncommon, and their most frequent location is the umbilicus. Most literature references consist in case reports or small case series. We report the case of a patient with an umbilical metastatic lesion (Sister Mary Joseph nodule) from a pancreatic adenocarcinoma, being this an unusual presentation as a clinical manifestation prior to diagnosing the original malignancy

Keywords : Sister Mary Joseph's nodule; Neoplasm metastasis; Skin; Pancreas.

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