BRAF inhibitor-induced panniculitis appearance on 18F-FDG PET/CT

Stephen M. Broski, Erin K. Moran, Katrina N. Glazebrook, Mark A. Nathan

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BRAF inhibitors vemurafenib and dabrafenib have become the standard of care for treatment of stage IV metastatic melanoma harboring a BRAF mutation. Panniculitis is a rare but known adverse side effect of these agents and presents with tender erythematous nodules. These nodules may demonstrate uptake on 18F-FDG PET/CT, whichmay mimic metastatic disease in patients undergoing treatment. We present a case of BRAF inhibitor-induced panniculitis in a patient with stage IV metastatic melanoma and discuss the imaging findings on 18F-FDG PET/CT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e149-e151
JournalClinical nuclear medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • BRAF
  • FDG
  • PET/CT
  • Panniculitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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