Melanosi neurocutanea ed epilessia farmacoresistente: Una diagnosi difficile

Translated title of the contribution: Neurocutaneous melanosis and pharmacoresistant epilepsy: A difficult diagnosis

G. Prato, M. Pezzella, M. S. Vari, M. M. Mancardi, P. Striano, A. Consales, A. Cama, M. S. Severino, A. Rossi, R. Gaggero, E. Veneselli, M. G. Baglietto

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Abstract

The neurocutaneous melanosis (NCM) is a rare syndrome, characterized by the association of giant or multiple non malignant pigmented cutaneous nevi with leptomeningeal melanosis or melanoma. The most common clinical features are convulsive seizures, psychomotor delay, intracranial hypertension and deficit of cranial nerves with onset early in life. We describe a 3.9-years old patient of with pharmacoresistant focal and secondarily generalized seizures. EEG showed focal temporal right sharp waves and spikes. He presented with giant and multiple non malignant pigmented cutaneous nevi and he showed typical neuroimaging features without infiltration of the leptomeninges. The peculiarity of this case is represented by a neurological symptomatology consisting only of focal epilepsy associated with psychomotor delay. Surgical treatment is proposed.

Translated title of the contributionNeurocutaneous melanosis and pharmacoresistant epilepsy: A difficult diagnosis
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)157-159
Number of pages3
JournalBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
Issue number142
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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