PET/CT images of bilateral diffuse intraglomerular metastasis of malignant melanoma.

Abstract

Intraglomerular metastasis is a very rare condition with an underlying cause that is not yet well understood. We present the 18F-FDG PET/CT images of histologically proven intraglomerular metastases from newly diagnosed malignant melanoma with positive sentinel lymph node metastases. During the initial diagnostic evaluation period, the patient also had a sudden increased serum creatinine level. FDG PET/CT demonstrated diffuse glomerular FDG uptake unlike typical physiologic pelvicaliceal activity. Renal biopsy revealed diffuse crescentic lesions containing metastatic melanoma cells.

DOI: 10.1097/RLU.0b013e318292eeb4

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@article{Tokmak2013PETCTIO, title={PET/CT images of bilateral diffuse intraglomerular metastasis of malignant melanoma.}, author={Handan Tokmak and Yasemin Ozl{\"{u}k and Nil Molinas Mandel}, journal={Clinical nuclear medicine}, year={2013}, volume={38 7}, pages={566-8} }