Anterior abdominal wall cutaneous metastases detected by F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography in a patient with breast carcinoma

Oncology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Reports,2015,4,1,64-65.
Published:January 2015
Type:Case Report
Author(s) affiliations:

Koramadai Karuppusamy Kamaleshwaran, Sudhakar Natarajan1, Anjali Malaikkal, Vyshakh Mohanan, Ajit Sugunan Shinto

Departments of Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT and 1Oncology, Comprehensive Cancer Care Centre, Kovai Medical Centre and Hospital Limited, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India


Cutaneous metastases from internal malignancies are rare with a reported incidence between 0.7% and 10%. It may be the first symptom in 7% of the patients with cancer. We report a case with distant solitary skin metastases in anterior abdominal skin from breast cancer detected on F‑fluorodeoxyglucose‑positron emission tomography/computed tomography imaging.