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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 234-236

A rare case of primary malignant melanoma of clivus with extensive skeletal metastasis demonstrated on 18F-FDG PET/CT

Department of Nuclear Medicine and Positron Emission Tomography Imaging, Medanta-The Medicity, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

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Sonia Mahajan Dinesh
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-3919.121971

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Malignant melanoma of the clivus is a rare entity, for which there is little evidence-based literature for guiding clinicians to understand the importance of disease staging via noninvasive imaging strategy. This report highlights the case of a 55-year-old lady with histopathologically confirmed melanocytic melanoma of the clivus-postoperative status, with multiple skeletal metastasis, demonstrated on 2-deoxy-2-[18F] fluoro-D-glucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT scan). The experience gained with this patient demonstrates the feasibility and usefulness of this noninvasive application in accurate staging and hence, correct decision making regarding further treatment.

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