Sister Mary Joseph nodule in colorectal cancer

Iscan Y., Karip B., Onur E., Ozbay N., Tezer S., Memisoglu K.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY, vol.32, no.4, pp.295-297, 2016 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/ucd.2014.2686
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.295-297
  • Keywords: Colorectal cancer, umbilicus metastasis, Sister Mary Joseph's nodule
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


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.