Sister Mary Joseph nodule


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Sister Mary Joseph nodule

a malignant intraabdominal neoplasm metastatic to the umbilicus.
[Sister Mary Joseph, U.S. surgical assistant to Dr. W. Mayo, 1856-1939]
A term for a non-ulcerating peri-umbilical tumour which has metastasised from an adenocarcinoma of the stomach, colon, ovary, or pancreas, which may be the first mass detected in gastric cancer; it usually indicates a poor prognosis

Sister Mary Joseph nodule

Surgical oncology A nonulcerating periumbilical tumor metastatic from an adeno CA of the stomach, colon, ovary, or pancreas, which may be the first mass detected in gastric CA; it usually indicates a poor prognosis

Sister Mary Joseph Dempsey,

superintendent at Saint Mary's Hospital, Mayo Clinic, and surgical assistant to Dr. William Mayo, c. 1928, 1856-1929.
Sister Joseph nodule - malignant intraabdominal neoplasm metastatic to the umbilicus. Synonym(s): Sister Mary Joseph nodule
Sister Mary Joseph nodule - Synonym(s): Sister Joseph nodule