Amelanotic leptomeningeal melanoblastosis. Case report

G. Bussone, L. La Mantia, M. A. Vaghi, L. Grazzi, E. Lamperti, F. Pluchino, A. Allegranza

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Leptomeningeal melanoblastosis is a rare phakomatosis; the amelanotic variant has not till now been described. In this paper we report the case of a young man suffering from amelanotic leptomeningeal melanoblastosis manifested as medullary syndrome and secondary intracranial hypertension. The diagnosis of leptomeningeal melanoblastosis was hypothesized on the basis of CSF and neuroradiological findings and it was finally confirmed by the histopathology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-175
Number of pages5
JournalItalian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1990


  • Leptomeningeal melanoblastosis
  • S-100 protein

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

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