Sister Joseph's nodule

Sister Joseph's nodule

Etymology: Sister Mary Joseph Dempsy, U.S. surgical assistant, 1856-1929
a malignant intraabdominal neoplasm of gastric, ovarian, colorectal, or pancreatic origin and metastatic to the umbilicus. Sister Joseph, a surgical assistant and later nursing superintendent at St. Mary Hospital, Rochester, Minnesota, drew the lesion to the attention of Dr. W.J. Mayo, who published an article in 1908.
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Sister Joseph's nodule (metastatic disease to the umbilical region)
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