Choroidal melanoma

Case contributed by Dr Foroogh Jafari Mousavi


An abnormal finding on eye examination.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Male
Nuclear medicine

This is a FDG PET-CT study performed for staging of clinically diagnosed choroidal melanoma. Whole body PET-CT showed raised FDG avidity in the right orbit which corresponded with clinical exam findings. No FDG-avid metastasis was demonstrated elsewhere.

Case Discussion

Cutaneous melanoma generally shows high intensity FDG uptake. Choroidal melanoma FDG avidity, however, remains to be well studied in terms of sensitivity and specificity. This case is an example that shows FDG PET avidity in a clinically diagnosed choroidal melanoma.

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Case information

rID: 22605
Published: 10th Apr 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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