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Primary malignant melanoma of the esophagus.

Jora C, Pankaj P, Verma R, Jain A, Belho ES - Indian J Nucl Med (2015 Apr-Jun)

Bottom Line: Primary malignant melanoma most commonly originates from the skin; other less common extra cutaneous sites include squamous mucous membranes, uvea, retina, leptomeninges, genitourinary tract, digestive tract, biliary tract, and upper respiratory tract.Primary melanoma of the gastrointestinal tract is exceedingly rare.We are reporting a histo-pathologically proven rare case of primary malignant melanoma of the esophagus and its findings on fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography and computed tomography.

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Affiliation: Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT, Mahajan Imaging Centre, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India.

ABSTRACT
Primary malignant melanoma most commonly originates from the skin; other less common extra cutaneous sites include squamous mucous membranes, uvea, retina, leptomeninges, genitourinary tract, digestive tract, biliary tract, and upper respiratory tract. Primary melanoma of the gastrointestinal tract is exceedingly rare. We are reporting a histo-pathologically proven rare case of primary malignant melanoma of the esophagus and its findings on fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography and computed tomography.

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Maximum intensity picture image showing a large lobulated, expansile, intensely fluorodeoxyglucose avid intra luminal, mural and extra mural soft tissue mass lesion with exophytic component involving the upper, middle and lower thoracic esophagus
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Figure 4: Maximum intensity picture image showing a large lobulated, expansile, intensely fluorodeoxyglucose avid intra luminal, mural and extra mural soft tissue mass lesion with exophytic component involving the upper, middle and lower thoracic esophagus

Mentions: Positron emission tomography and CT scan were asked for pre-treatment staging of the disease. PET/CT findings revealed a large, lobulated, expansile, intensely FDG avid, intraluminal, mural and extramural soft tissue mass lesion with exophytic component involving the upper, middle and lower thoracic esophagus [Figures 1 and 4] with FDG avid right supra clavicular and celiac lymph nodes and FDG avid lung [Figure 2] and skeletal metastases [Figure 3]. This patient was advised chemotherapy, but he refused.


Primary malignant melanoma of the esophagus.

Jora C, Pankaj P, Verma R, Jain A, Belho ES - Indian J Nucl Med (2015 Apr-Jun)

Maximum intensity picture image showing a large lobulated, expansile, intensely fluorodeoxyglucose avid intra luminal, mural and extra mural soft tissue mass lesion with exophytic component involving the upper, middle and lower thoracic esophagus
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Figure 4: Maximum intensity picture image showing a large lobulated, expansile, intensely fluorodeoxyglucose avid intra luminal, mural and extra mural soft tissue mass lesion with exophytic component involving the upper, middle and lower thoracic esophagus
Mentions: Positron emission tomography and CT scan were asked for pre-treatment staging of the disease. PET/CT findings revealed a large, lobulated, expansile, intensely FDG avid, intraluminal, mural and extramural soft tissue mass lesion with exophytic component involving the upper, middle and lower thoracic esophagus [Figures 1 and 4] with FDG avid right supra clavicular and celiac lymph nodes and FDG avid lung [Figure 2] and skeletal metastases [Figure 3]. This patient was advised chemotherapy, but he refused.

Bottom Line: Primary malignant melanoma most commonly originates from the skin; other less common extra cutaneous sites include squamous mucous membranes, uvea, retina, leptomeninges, genitourinary tract, digestive tract, biliary tract, and upper respiratory tract.Primary melanoma of the gastrointestinal tract is exceedingly rare.We are reporting a histo-pathologically proven rare case of primary malignant melanoma of the esophagus and its findings on fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography and computed tomography.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT, Mahajan Imaging Centre, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India.

ABSTRACT
Primary malignant melanoma most commonly originates from the skin; other less common extra cutaneous sites include squamous mucous membranes, uvea, retina, leptomeninges, genitourinary tract, digestive tract, biliary tract, and upper respiratory tract. Primary melanoma of the gastrointestinal tract is exceedingly rare. We are reporting a histo-pathologically proven rare case of primary malignant melanoma of the esophagus and its findings on fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography and computed tomography.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus