TITLE

Umbilical Node as First Clinical Appearance in a Patient with a High Tumor Burden

AUTHOR(S)
Iacovelli, Roberto; Trenta, Patrizia; Tuzi, Alessandro; Palazzo, Antonella; Cortesi, Enrico
PUB. DATE
November 2011
SOURCE
American Surgeon;Nov2011, Vol. 77 Issue 11, pE248
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
The article describes the case of a 58-year old woman with a red not-ulcerating cutaneous nodule in the umbilical region and a high-tumor burden. The patient underwent abdomen ultrasonography, computed tomographic (CT) scan, and colonoscopy. Findings revealed multiple pulmonary and mediastinal metastases and lymphatic metastasis of the umbilical region. The recommended method for the diagnosis of malignancy is fine-needle aspirate with cytological examination.
ACCESSION #
67214756

 

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