Primary intramedullary melanocytoma in the cervical spinal cord: Case report and literature review

Wagner, Franca; Berezowska, Sabina Anna; Wiest, Roland; Gralla, Jan; Beck, Jürgen; Verma, Rajeev Kumar; Huber, Adrian Thomas (2015). Primary intramedullary melanocytoma in the cervical spinal cord: Case report and literature review. Radiology case reports, 10(1), p. 1010. Elsevier 10.2484/rcr.v10i1.1010

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A 63-year-old man with right hemiparesis was found (on MRI) to have an expansive intramedullary tumorous lesion at the C2-C3 level. After complete neurosurgical tumor resection, the tumor was histologically categorized as an intermediate grade of intramedullary melanocytoma, an uncommon neoplasm. Based on this peculiar case and review of the literature, radical surgical resection appears to be the therapy of choice for intramedullary melanocytomas. However, their high recurrence rate and aggressive behavior suggest the need for close followup with serial MRI.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine (DRNN) > Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Neurosurgery
04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute of Pathology

UniBE Contributor:

Wagner, Franca; Berezowska, Sabina Anna; Wiest, Roland; Gralla, Jan; Beck, Jürgen; Verma, Rajeev Kumar and Huber, Adrian Thomas

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology

ISSN:

1930-0433

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Martin Zbinden

Date Deposited:

01 Sep 2016 11:20

Last Modified:

01 Sep 2016 11:30

Publisher DOI:

10.2484/rcr.v10i1.1010

PubMed ID:

27408655

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.87512

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/87512

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