Sister Mary Joseph’s Nodule: Rare Umbilical Metastasis

Yehouenou Tessi RT, Amalik S, Behyamet O, Jerguigue H, Latib R and Omor Y

Published on: 2021-03-27


Peritoneal carcinomatosis remains a poor prognostic factor in the follow-up of oncology patients. It occurs in the majority of cases in patients with ovarian, gastric and colorectal tumours. It is characterised by the presence of ascites, mesenteric infiltration and peritoneal implants but also rarely an umbilical nodule better known as Sister Mary Joseph’s nodule. They are rare and of fortuitous discovery, of umbilical location and remain of poor prognosis. We report the case of a 58 year old female patient followed for ovarian adenocarcinoma in whom in the follow-up work-up we note the appearance of peritoneal carcinosis with a Sister Mary Joseph’s nodule.