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March 1984

Leiomyosarcoma of the Small Intestine Metastatic to the Umbilicus

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology (Drs Powell, Cooper, Massa, and Su) and the Section of Surgical Pathology (Dr Goellner), Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minn.

Arch Dermatol. 1984;120(3):402-403. doi:10.1001/archderm.1984.01650390124031

We describe a patient with leiomyosarcoma of the small intestine in whom the development of a Sister Mary Joseph nodule of the umbilicus was the primary evidence of advancing disease. The appearance of a metastatic umbilical nodule is recognized as a sign of poor prognosis; our patient died within two years after the onset of this lesion.

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