Tracheal Metastasis From Melanoma Detected With 18F-FDG PET/CT

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A 58-year-old man with a history of stage IIIB melanoma of the right arm initially treated 4 years prior presented with new onset cough and hemoptysis. Bronchial washings were positive for melanoma. The PET/CT study showed a hypermetabolic nodule in the posterior mid-trachea. These findings indicate metastatic melanoma to the trachea. No other metastatic foci were evident. This allowed for endoscopic laser ablation of the metastatic focus.

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