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Melanoma metastases

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Known melanoma resection left foot. Now multiple subcutaneous nodules in left lower leg ? recurrence.

Patient Data

Age: 85 years
Gender: Female
Nuclear medicine

Accumulation of FDG PET at multiple subcutaneous sites along the left leg (on the side of previous melanoma primary). These are consistent with subcutaneous metastases.

Case Discussion

Melanoma is usually intensely FDG avid, so PET is very useful for the detection of metastatic lesions in lymph nodes or other sites.

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Case information

rID: 27547
Published: 12th Feb 2014
Last edited: 27th Nov 2019
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