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Meningeal Metastasis Relapse With Focal Involvement of Cranial Bone Flap

A Case Resolved by 18F-DOPA PET/MRI

Louarn, Nicolas MD*; Dauta, Aurélie MD; Lechapt-Zalcman, Emmanuèle MD, PhD; Kauv, Paul MD, PhD; Itti, Emmanuel MD, PhD*

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000002492
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A 63-year-old woman was referred to our PET/MRI platform to evaluate the possible relapse of a meningeal metastasis, complicating an invasive ductal carcinoma of the left breast. This metastasis was diagnosed on a left hemiparesis and treated by surgery and radiation therapy. One year later, the same symptoms led to another brain MRI examination that found a contrast-enhanced lesion in the operating site. We decided to perform a 18F-DOPA PET/MRI to document this lesion, which confirmed the diagnosis of a probable relapse and revealed a focal uptake on the bone flap.

From the *SyMPTOm PET/MRI Platform, Nuclear Medicine Department

Neurosurgery Department, Henri Mondor University Hospital, AP-HP, Créteil

Neuropathology Department, Sainte-Anne Hospital, Paris

§Neuroradiology Department, Henri Mondor University Hospital, AP-HP, Créteil, France.

Received for publication December 3, 2018; revision accepted December 18, 2018.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.

Correspondence to: Nicolas Louarn, MD, SyMPTOm PET/MRI Platform, Nuclear Medicine Department, Henri Mondor University Hospital, AP-HP, 51 Ave, du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny, 94000 Créteil, France. E-mail:

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