Clinical Challenges

Virchow’s Node and Carcinoma of Unknown Primary

Erin Streu

Virchow’s node, carcinomas of unknown primary, diagnosis
ONF 2015, 42(6), 688-690. DOI: 10.1188/15.ONF.688-690

Virchow’s node is the enlargement of the left supraclavicular lymph node and is considered by clinicians to be a strong indicator of metastatic abdominal malignancy. Virchow’s node is located medially and is a deep-seeded node, making it difficult to assess in a healthy individual.

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