Melanoma metastases - FDG PET/CT

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell

Presentation

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

Patient Data

Age: 85
Gender: Female
Modality: 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
Case created: 7th Feb 2014
Last edited: 20th Nov 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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