Primary intramedullary melanoma is a very rare tumor that occurs most frequently in the middle or lower thoracic spinal cord. The authors present a case of primary cervical cord melanoma that developed in a 62-year-old man who was surgically treated and subsequently underwent radiation therapy. Clinical and histogenetic features of this neoplasm and results of chemo-, radio-, and immunotherapy are reported. Both 'dysembryogenetic' and 'mesodermal' hypotheses on the origin of primary spinal melanoma are discussed.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Neurosurgery|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 1998|
- Intramedullary lesion
- Spinal cord tumor
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology