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

Iacovelli, Roberto; Trenta, Patrizia; Tuzi, Alessandro; Palazzo, Antonella; Cortesi, Enrico
November 2011
American Surgeon;Nov2011, Vol. 77 Issue 11, pE248
Academic Journal
Case Study
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.


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