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.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||European Journal of Neurology|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1996|
- Malignant melanoma
- Meningeal melanocytoma
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology