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Umbilical metastasis as the presenting symptom of cecal carcinoma.

Authors
  • Jager, R M
  • Max, M H
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of surgical oncology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1979
Volume
12
Issue
1
Pages
41–45
Identifiers
PMID: 225606
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Umbilical metastases were encountered as the initial presentation of cecal adenocarcinoma in a 62-year-old woman. Intravenous infusion of 5-fluorouracil, along with intralesional injections of 10% 5-fluorouracil, resulted in regression of the tumor masses on the abdominal wall. Although umbilical metastasis is rare, its significance in diagnosing an otherwise silent colorectal cancer warrants the physician's awareness.

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