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Year : 1995  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 95-8

Sister Mary Joseph's nodule--diagnosis of umbilical metastases by fine needle aspiration.

Dept. of Pathology, Goa Medical College, India

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M V Mallya
Dept. of Pathology, Goa Medical College, India

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A 40 year old male patient presented with jaundice. The patient had a small periumbilical nodule. He was referred to the department of Pathology for FNAC of the nodule. A diagnosis of metastases from adenocarcinoma was made. Further investigations revealed carcinoma of stomach with metastatic deposits in liver. The present report highlights the utility of F N A C in diagnosis and to decide on further investigations to arrive at a final diagnosis in a given case. A brief review of historical aspect is also given.

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