Desmoplastic neurotropic melanoma in a patient with trigeminal neuralgia: FDG PET/CT and MRI.

@article{MoulinRomsee2008DesmoplasticNM,
  title={Desmoplastic neurotropic melanoma in a patient with trigeminal neuralgia: FDG PET/CT and MRI.},
  author={Gerald Moulin-Romsee and Myriam Benamor and Sylvia Neuenschwander},
  journal={Clinical nuclear medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={33 5},
  pages={353-5}
}
A 51-year-old man presented with a hard subcutaneous nodule adhering to the underlying bone structures of the left eyelid in 2004. Histopathology showed a desmoplastic neurotropic melanoma (DNM) with perineural invasion. Patient presented with a first recurrence in October 2005, which was treated by surgery. In August 2006 he presented with trigeminal neuralgia of the left face in the area innervated by the first and second branches of the trigeminal nerve. A PET scan clearly shows the tumoral… CONTINUE READING