Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics

ANALYTICAL REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 451--453

Malignant amelanotic melanoma - A diagnostic surprise: Flurodeoxyglocose positron emission tomography-Computed tomography and immunohistochemistry clinch the «SQ»final diagnosis«SQ»


Prathamesh V Joshi1, Vikram R Lele1, Nusrat J Aland1, Ganapathi Bhat2, Snigdha Pratap Ajinkya3, Roma P Patel4 
1 Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET-CT, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, India
2 Department of Oncology, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, India
3 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, India
4 Department of Histopathology, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, India

Correspondence Address:
Prathamesh V Joshi
Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET-CT, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Worli, Mumbai
India

Amelanotic melanoma is a rare malignancy and the prognosis is usually poorer than that of pigmented melanomas, because of delay in establishing the correct diagnosis, and in treatment initiation. In our case report, we present a the Flurodeoxyglocose Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography (FDG PET/CT) findings of a patient suffering from malignant amelanotic melanoma and its histopathological confirmation and immunohistochemistry (IHC) correlation In the described case, amelanotic melanoma masqueraded as adenocarcinoma of the rectum in the pathology as well the clinical course. Our case highlights the importance of obtaining a tissue diagnosis and IHC confirmation whenever unusual PET/CT findings are encountered.


How to cite this article:
Joshi PV, Lele VR, Aland NJ, Bhat G, Ajinkya SP, Patel RP. Malignant amelanotic melanoma - A diagnostic surprise: Flurodeoxyglocose positron emission tomography-Computed tomography and immunohistochemistry clinch the 'final diagnosis'.J Can Res Ther 2012;8:451-453


How to cite this URL:
Joshi PV, Lele VR, Aland NJ, Bhat G, Ajinkya SP, Patel RP. Malignant amelanotic melanoma - A diagnostic surprise: Flurodeoxyglocose positron emission tomography-Computed tomography and immunohistochemistry clinch the 'final diagnosis'. J Can Res Ther [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Aug 10 ];8:451-453
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