Author(s): Rehani B, Strohmeyer P, Jacobs M, Mantil J
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Abstract Melanoma with metastasis to the gallbladder is sometimes seen on autopsy but is rarely seen in living patients, in part because it is often asymptomatic. A 67-year-old man with a history of malignant melanoma in situ underwent an F-18 FDG PET/CT scan, which showed a gallbladder focus (SUV 16.9). Four months later, on the repeat FDG PET/CT scan, a new lesion in the gallbladder was noted. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy was done and histopathologic findings were consistent with gallbladder metastasis of melanoma. PET/CT detects metastasis at unusual sites accurately and is helpful in correct staging and management of patients with melanoma.
This article was published in Clin Nucl Med
and referenced in Atherosclerosis: Open Access