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PET/CT Findings of a Patient with Cardiac Metastasis of Subungual Malign Melanoma


  • Özgül Ekmekçioğlu
  • Pelin Arıcan
  • Şermin Meşe
  • Nihal Kaplan
  • Mesut Kafi
  • Duygu Şimşek
  • Mehmet Şükrü Ertürk

Received Date: 17.10.2018 Accepted Date: 26.11.2018 Mol Imaging Radionucl Ther 2019;28(3):126-128

A 58-year old patient with a history of subungual malign melanoma was referred to our department for a 18F-FDG positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) whole body scan. An unexpected 18F-FDG uptake in left ventricule which mimicked either trombus or physiological papillary muscle was detected. Filling defect of intravenous contrast in CT images was also demonstrated in left ventricule cavity. Magnetic resonance imaging scan confirmed cardiac mass with metastatic features of malign melanoma in left ventricule.

Keywords: Malign melanoma, PET/CT, subungual, 18F-FDG


Informed Consent: An explanatory informed consent form is signed and dated both by the doctor and by patient.

Peer-review: Eternally peer-reviewed.

Authorship Contributions

Surgical and Medical Practices: Ş.M., Concept: Ö.E., P.A., Design: N.K., P.A., Data Collection or Processing: M.K., D.Ş., Analysis or Interpretation: M.Ş.E., Literature Search: D.Ş., Writing: Ö.E.

Conflict of Interest: No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.

Financial Disclosure: The authors declared that this study received no financial support.


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