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Primary Spinal Cord Melanoma

By Min Soo Kim, Do Heum Yoon and Dong Ah Shin

Abstract

Primary central nervous system (CNS) melanoma is a rare condition that accounts for only 1% of all melanomas. A 34-year-old Korean female presented with a two-month history of progressive weakness in both legs. Spinal magnetic resonance image (MRI) revealed a spinal cord tumor at the level of T4, which was hyperintense on T1-weighted imaging and hypointense on T2-weighted imaging. The intradural and extramedullary tumor was completely resected and diagnosed as melanoma. There were no metastatic lesions. At three years after surgery, the patient is still alive, with no evidence of tumor recurrence. We present the details of this case along with a comprehensive review of spinal cord melanoma

Topics: Case Report
Publisher: The Korean Neurosurgical Society
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:2941860
Provided by: PubMed Central
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