Juliana Restrepo1, Miguel Roldan2,3, Juan Camilo Pérez2,3,4, Alejandro Vélez2,3,4 and Sara M Gil2*
1Department of Surgery, Pontificia Bolivariana University, Colombia 2Department of Pathology, Dinámica IPS, Colombia 3Department of Pathology, University of Antioquia, Colombia 4Department of Pathology, Pontificia Bolivariana University, ColombiaFulltext PDF
The navel is an unusual site to metastasis or endometriosis implants. Endometriosis is the endometrial glandular tissue outside the uterine cavity. An incidence of endometriosis implants after gynecological surgeries in to navel of 0.3% to 1% has been reported. In this report, we presented three cases of endometriosis and two patients with the sister Mary Joseph sign in the umbilicus (it means a metastasis to the navel) with stomach and ovary tumor who were diagnosed by Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) from the Dinamica Laboratory and at the Pablo Tobón Uribe Hospital in Medellin, Colombia. Fine needle aspiration biopsy is a simple and inexpensive method that allows the diagnosis of endometrial implant lesions and navel metastases.
Fine-needle aspiration biopsy; Umbilical injury; Metastasis
Restrepo J, Roldan M, Camilo Pérez J, Vélez A, Gil SM. Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy in the Diagnosis of Umbilical Injury, Originated in Stomach, Endometrium and Ovary. World J Clin Pathol. 2019;2(1):1006.