Sister joseph's nodule in non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

M. C. Thomas, G. M. Jeffery

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Sister Joseph's nodule is traditionally regarded as a sign of poor prognosis in untreatable malignancy. We describe a patient with a metastatic umbilical nodule in non-Hodgkin's lymphoma who had a good outcome. The possible mechanisms of tumour spread to the umbilicus and reasons for its rarity in lymphoma are discussed. The need for histological confirmation to exclude treatable disease is emphasized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)322-323
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Oncology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Metastasis
  • Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Sister Joseph's nodule
  • Umbilicus

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