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18F-FDG PET/CT Imaging in an Unusual Case of Cutaneous Melanoma Arising From Congenital Melanocytic Nevus in a Two-year-old Girl

Authors
  • Erhamamcı, Seval1
  • Reyhan, Mehmet1
  • Bal, Nebil2
  • Torun, Neşe1
  • Yapar, Ali Fuat1
  • 1 Başkent University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
  • 2 Başkent University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pathology, Ankara, Turkey
Type
Published Article
Journal
Molecular Imaging and Radionuclide Therapy
Publisher
Galenos Publishing
Publication Date
Jun 03, 2021
Volume
30
Issue
2
Pages
119–121
Identifiers
DOI: 10.4274/mirt.galenos.2020.48278
PMID: 34082516
PMCID: PMC8185479
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Interesting Image
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Abstract

Childhood malignant melanoma (MM) is extremely uncommon. We report an unusual case of cutaneous melanoma that developed from a medium-sized congenital melanocytic nevus (CMN) in a two-year-old girl. The patient had a history of CMN on the right hip, and she presented with a new ulcerative area with irregular borders and bleeding on CMN. Histopathological examination of the nevus revealed a MM. 18Florfluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography was performed for metastatic evaluation. The scan demonstrated metastatic increased 18F-FDG uptake in the right external iliac and inguinal lymph nodes.

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