Desmoplastic melanoma: True positive and false negative findings on F-18 FDG-PET/CT

Michael C. Roarke, Ba D. Nguyen, Barbara A. Pockaj

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Abstract

Desmoplastic melanoma is a rare subtype of malignant melanoma, which is unusual in that it is more often associated with local recurrence than with lymph node or distant metastatic spread. The histologic architecture of this melanoma subtype differs from conventional melanoma in that the melanoma cells are interspersed within an abundant collagenous stroma. We present a case that demonstrates both true positive and false negative findings on F-18 FDG PET/CT imaging in a case of recurrent desmoplastic melanoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)562-564
Number of pages3
JournalClinical nuclear medicine
Volume33
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2008

Keywords

  • Desmoplastic melanoma
  • F-18 FDG PET
  • F-18 FDG PET/CT
  • Melanoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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