18F-FDG PET/CT imaging of Sister Mary Joseph's nodule.

An 82-year-old woman was followed up for an uterine cervical adenocarcinoma treated by surgery. A whole-body fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography study revealed a pathologic fluorodeoxyglucose uptake located in the umbilicus associated to peritoneal carcinomatosis. Biopsy of the umbilical nodule demonstrated an umbilical metastasis from the uterine adenocarcinoma, the so-called "Sister Mary Joseph's nodule."
AuthorsDenis Métivier Jr, Gérald Bonardel, Delphine Rouquie, Eric Gontier, Cyrus Chargari, Céline Dechaud, Hervé Foehrenbach, Olivier Chapuis
JournalClinical nuclear medicine (Clin Nucl Med) Vol. 37 Issue 5 Pg. 486-8 (May 2012) ISSN: 1536-0229 [Electronic] United States
PMID22475900 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Female
  • Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
  • Humans
  • Multimodal Imaging
  • Positron-Emission Tomography
  • Sister Mary Joseph's Nodule (radiography, radionuclide imaging)
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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