Metastasis of Malignant Melanoma to Common Biliary Duct Demonstrated With F-18 FDG PET/CT

Sanli Y., Ozkan G., Yegen G. , Turkmen C. , Mudun A.

CLINICAL NUCLEAR MEDICINE, vol.36, no.6, pp.470-472, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/rlu.0b013e31820ade2e
  • Page Numbers: pp.470-472


Malignant melanoma is well known for its propensity to spread to unpredictable sites. F-18 FDG PET can highlight metastases at unusual sites that may be missed with conventional imaging modalities. In this study, we present the case of a 57-year-old male patient who was referred to our department for PET/CT imaging because of metabolic characterization of the lesion located in distal common biliary duct and biopsied as malignant melanoma. His PET/CT images revealed a hypermetabolic lesion at the mentioned site. Interestingly, his images also showed mild FDG accumulation on right frontoparietal skin, and the biopsy of this lesion was also reported as malignant melanoma.