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Variable features of18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography–computed tomography scan in anorectal malignant melanoma: Case reports and review articles


 Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET-CT, HCG Cancer Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

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Digish Shah,
Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET-CT, HCG Cancer Hospital, Sola-Science City Road, Ahmedabad - 380 060, Gujarat
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/wjnm.WJNM_1_20

Anorectal malignant melanoma (ARM) is a rare variant of malignant melanoma and even more rare among all anorectal cancers.18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography–computed tomography (CT) scan is valuable in staging, restaging, treatment response evaluation, and long-term follow-up of malignant melanoma. Here, reporting two cases of anorectal melanoma with a variety of FDG uptake pattern and CT-based features and reviewed a few articles to evaluate the pattern of FDG uptake.


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