Primary meningeal melanocytoma of the spinal cord: Report of a paediatric case with benign course and review of the literature

M. Kordás, S. Czirják, F. Slowik

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A melanin producing encapsulated, intradural-extramedullar tumour in the thoracic spinal cord was surgically removed from a 12 year old girl. The tumour histologically proved to be a melanocytoma and the patient was treated with radiation therapy. During 18 years of follow up she has been free of symptoms. The clinical and pathological features of the case and the literature are reviewed. The importance of differentiating this benign lesion from meningeal malignant pigmented tumours is emphasized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-145
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Neurology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1996



  • Malignant melanoma
  • Meningeal melanocytoma
  • Metastasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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