Primary umbilical adenocarcinoma: Case report and review of the literature

Alver O. , Ersoy Y. E. , Dogusoy G., Erguney S.

AMERICAN SURGEON, cilt.73, ss.923-925, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 73 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.923-925


Primary adenocarcinoma arising at the umbilicus is a very rare condition. The umbilicus has been found to show a wide variety of tumors and is predisposed to metastases from visceral tumors because of its relationships and generous vascular and embryologic connections. Herein, we describe a case of a primary umbilical adenocarcinoma with short time survival related to local recurrence and multiple hepatic metastases 6 months after her surgical treatment.