Journal article

Metastatic melanoma presenting as intravenous tumour thrombus

Jennifer Nguyen, Warren Clements, Catriona McLean, Andrew Haydon, Maggie Moore, Kenneth SK Yap, Victoria Mar, Mark Shackleton

Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology | WILEY | Published : 2020


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 18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography and ultrasound-guided biopsy, and responded well to immunotherapy with pembrolizumab.