Sister Mary Joseph nodule

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Sister Mary Joseph nodule image from New Medical Terms

Sister Mary Joseph nodule

Sister Mary Joseph nodule

SURGICAL ONCOLOGY

A non-ulcerating peri-umbilical tumour that 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 Dempsey (1856-1929) was the superintendent of St Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN, for 4

Sister Mary Joseph nodule image from New Medical Terms

Sister Mary Joseph, superintendent Mayo Clinic

decades and, as Dr WJ Mayo’s surgical assistant, was credited with recognising the poor prognosis of this lesion. The primary site of SMJNs remains undetermined in 20% of cases at the time of autopsy (image of Sister Mary Joseph, courtesy of Mayo Clinic Medical Library)

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