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Table 2 Distribution of patients according to nodule size, primary tumor location, histopathological type and tumor grade

From: Sister Mary Joseph's nodule at a University teaching hospital in northwestern Tanzania: a retrospective review of 34 cases

Study variables Frequency Percentage
Umbilical nodule size   
• ≤2 cm 10 29.4
• >2cm 24 70.6
Primary tumor site   
• Stomach 14 41.2
• Colorectum 3 8.8
• Pancreas 2 5.9
• Ovary 2 5.9
• Gall bladder 1 2.9
• Anus 1 2.9
• Unknown 11 32.4
Histopathological type   
• Adenocarcinoma 30 88.2
• Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma 1 2.9
• Squamous cell carcinoma 1 2.9
• Anaplastic carcinoma 1 2.9
• Cholangiocarcinoma 1 2.9
Tumor differentiation   
• Well differentiated 5 14.7
• Moderately differentiated 6 17.6
• Poorly differentiated 18 52.9
• Not documented 5 14.7