Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
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PEREIRA, Walter Augusto; HUMAIRE, Caio Rosa; SILVA, Camila Simon and FERNANDES, Lucia Helena Gomes. Sister Mary Joseph's nodule: a sign of internal malignancy. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2011, vol.86, n.4, suppl.1, pp. 118-120. ISSN 0365-0596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962011000700031.
The umbilicus can be affected by various skin diseases including metastasis of internal malignancies, at which point it is known as Sister Mary Joseph's Nodule. The authors report a case of Sister Mary Joseph's Nodule as the first sign of internal malignancy and highlight the importance for the dermatologist to recognize the condition
Keywords : Neoplasm metastasis; Ovarian neoplasms; Umbilicus.