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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 467240, 3 pages
Case Report

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

Department of Gynaecological Oncology, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XX, UK

Received 16 September 2012; Accepted 9 October 2012

Academic Editors: L. Bjørge, M. Geary, J. Higgins, and K. Takeuchi

Copyright © 2012 C. Iavazzo et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


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.