Primary leptomeningeal melanoma

Zhao Yu Xie, Kevin Li Chun Hsieh, Yuk Ming Tsang, Wing Keung Cheung, Chen Hsi Hsieh

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Abstract

Primary melanoma of the central nervous system is a rare melanocytic tumor typically located in the leptomeninges. We report a 57-year-old woman with an intracranial leptomeningeal melanoma who presented with myoclonic seizures. Brain CT scan and MRI revealed a hemorrhagic intracranial tumor. The tumor was completely removed and leptomeningeal melanoma was proven pathologically. Follow-up imaging studies up to 19 months showed no recurrence of the disease. Here we present radiological, gross, and pathological images of leptomeningeal melanoma, discuss its characteristics, and review the relevant literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1051-1052
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Volume21
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Brain tumor
  • Central nervous system
  • Primary leptomeningeal melanoma
  • Seizure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology
  • Physiology (medical)
  • Medicine(all)

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    Xie, Z. Y., Hsieh, K. L. C., Tsang, Y. M., Cheung, W. K., & Hsieh, C. H. (2014). Primary leptomeningeal melanoma. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 21(6), 1051-1052. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jocn.2013.08.018