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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 240-242

F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography in conjunctival melanoma with recurrence

Department of Nuclear Medicine, Army Hospital R and R, New Delhi, India

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Arun Ravi John
Army Hospital R and R, New Delhi - 110 010
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DOI: 10.4103/jcrt.JCRT_453_17

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Ocular melanoma is classified under the category of noncutaneous melanomas. Noncutaneous melanomas are relatively rare. Ocular melanoma commonly arises from choroid. Conjunctival melanoma is a rare but potentially lethal form of ocular melanoma. It can invade locally. Systemic spread is seen in up to 25% of cases, often associated with lymph node involvement. Metastatic sites include the lungs, liver, gastrointestinal tract, and the central nervous system. F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (F-18 FDG PET-CT) scanning is indicated for staging cutaneous melanoma patients. However, few studies have evaluated its role in the management of conjunctival melanoma. This case highlights the use of F-18 FDG PET/CT for imaging, preoperative staging, and evaluation for metastasis in conjunctival melanoma.

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