Sister Mary Joseph's Nodule as a First Manifestation of Primary Peritoneal Cancer

Case Rep Obstet Gynecol. 2012;2012:467240. doi: 10.1155/2012/467240. Epub 2012 Oct 24.


Sister Mary Joseph's nodule metastasis is a rather rare finding. The primary malignancy in women is usually ovarian, endometrial, gastric, or pancreatobiliary tree cancer. We present a case of an 87-year-old patient with Sister Mary Joseph's nodule metastasis caused by a primary peritoneal malignancy. Through a literature search, we also discuss the pathophysiology, diagnostic approach, management, and prognosis of such a condition.