Turkish Neurosurgery 2012 , Vol 22 , Num 6
Multifocal Spinal Meningeal Melanocytoma: An Illustrated Case Review
Rajesh REDDY1, Vamsi KRISHNA1, Barada Prasad SAHU1, Megha UPPIN2, Challa SUNDARAM2
1Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Department of Neurosurgery, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
2Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Department of Pathology, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.4322-11.1 Primary melanocytic tumors of the central nervous system are rare. In this article the authors describe a case of C1C2 intradural extramedullary melanocytoma in a 43-year-old patient who presented with neck pain. C1-3 laminectomy was performed followed by excision of the lesion and an adjoining satellite nodule, along with the dural attachment. The histopathological features were consistent with a meningeal melanocytoma despite the presence of a satellite nodule. The patient has no evidence of recurrence during the six month follow up period. A brief review of literature pertaining to the radiological features, pathological findings, management and prognosis of this rare tumor is discussed. Keywords : Multifocal spinal meningeal melanocytoma, Intradural extramedullary, Cervical spine
Corresponding author : Vamsi Krřshna, vamsiky.ns@gmail.com