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Table 3 PET/CT findings in patients with increased FDG-uptake suggestive of MM distant metastasis (n = 6)

From: The role of FDG-PET/CT in preoperative staging of sentinel lymph node biopsy-positive melanoma patients

No. Age/sex FDG-uptake location(s) Additional tests Distant metastasis Treatment outcome
1 45/M Axillary LN, colon, rectum Colonoscopy, polyp resection No Lymph node dissection
2 60/F Lung infiltrates bilaterally Pulmonologist referral No Lymph node dissection
3 54/M Mediastinum LN, hilar LN EBUS biopsy No Lymph node dissection
4 74/F Thyroid gland Ultrasound-guided biopsy No Lymph node dissection
5 71/M Sigmoid colon Colonoscopy, polyp resection No Lymph node dissection
6 74/M Sigmoid colon Colonoscopy, polyp resection No Lymph node dissection
  1. MM malign melanoma, LN lymph nodes