Metastatic melanoma presenting as intravenous tumourthrombus

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Tumour thrombus is a complication that occurs when a malignancy invades into the vasculature, occluding its lumen. Here, we present a rare case of melanoma tumour thrombus of the great saphenous vein of the left thigh, which was diagnosed on 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography and ultrasound-guided biopsy, and responded well to immunotherapy with pembrolizumab.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 7 Feb 2020


  • F-18 FDG PET/CT
  • immunotherapy
  • melanoma
  • metastasis
  • tumour thrombus

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