Intramedullary melanocytoma: Case report and review of literature

Riccardo Caruso, Luigi Marrocco, Venceslao Wierzbicki, Maurizio Salvati

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We report on a very rare case of dorsal intramedullary melanocytoma in a 62-year-old man. The tumor was resected and gross total removal was achieved. During a 2-year follow-up period in which no radiotherapy was given, the tumor did not recur. We review the literature on these tumors and present disease criteria to distinguish melanocytoma from primary malignant melanoma. Patients and investigators should be cautioned that an intramedullary melanocytoma may recur and give rise to metastatic spread via the cerebrospinal fluid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)389-393
Number of pages5
JournalTumori
Volume95
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2009

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Keywords

  • Intramedullary tumor
  • Melanocytoma
  • Melanoma
  • Spinal cord

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  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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Caruso, R., Marrocco, L., Wierzbicki, V., & Salvati, M. (2009). Intramedullary melanocytoma: Case report and review of literature. Tumori, 95(3), 389-393.

Intramedullary melanocytoma : Case report and review of literature. / Caruso, Riccardo; Marrocco, Luigi; Wierzbicki, Venceslao; Salvati, Maurizio.

In: Tumori, Vol. 95, No. 3, 05.2009, p. 389-393.

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Caruso, R, Marrocco, L, Wierzbicki, V & Salvati, M 2009, 'Intramedullary melanocytoma: Case report and review of literature', Tumori, vol. 95, no. 3, pp. 389-393.
Caruso R, Marrocco L, Wierzbicki V, Salvati M. Intramedullary melanocytoma: Case report and review of literature. Tumori. 2009 May;95(3):389-393.
Caruso, Riccardo ; Marrocco, Luigi ; Wierzbicki, Venceslao ; Salvati, Maurizio. / Intramedullary melanocytoma : Case report and review of literature. In: Tumori. 2009 ; Vol. 95, No. 3. pp. 389-393.
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