“Incidentaloma” and melanoma

Evora, Portugal

Cancer patients  are followed periodically with CAT scan, one of the most useful diagnostic tool nowdays. It is not uncommon to detect anatomical abnormalities such as a renal cyst or a lump inside the adrenal gland, what we define as  “incidentalomas”, a real diagnostic challenge in the follow-up of oncological patients. Here we show two different situations in two patients with melanoma.

Melanoma. Lump inside the left adrenal gland. Benign (detected previouly before, without changes)


Melanoma. Lump in the left adrenal gland. Melanoma metastases,Positive cytology
PET scan from the same case: an increased signal