Abdominal Skin Metastases Still Mystery

Katarzyna Mech, Lukasz Masior, Mariusz Fraczek, Marcin Lipinski


The incidence of pancreatic cancer has been on the rise. Unfortunately, in most cases this cancer is diagnosed in an advanced stage. In clinical practice, patients with metastases to distant organs such as the liver, peritoneal cavity, lungs and even bones or brain are frequently encountered. On the other hand, skin metastases are very rare. Those that occur in the umbilical area are called Sister Mary Josephs nodules. Below, we present a patient who, after a long diagnostic process including removal of abdominal skin tumor, was finally diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

J Med Cases. 2015;6(3):119-121
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc2064w


Pancreatic cancer; Metastases to the skin; Sister Mary Joseph

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