Objective: We describe the MR findings of two cases of neurocutaneous melanosis (NCM) associated with inferior vermian hypoplasia (IVH). Materials and Methods: Two cases of NCM associated with IVH are pre-sented. Both patients had congenital giant hairy nevi and multiple satellite lesions. Results: Magnetic resonance imaging revealed IVH as well as hyperintensities in the pons and the cerebellar leptomeninges on Tl-weighted images. The hyperintensities may be ascribed to the Tl-shortening effect of melanin. A right parietal tumor in one patient and unilateral ventriculomegaly in another patient were also depicted. Conclusions: Magnetic resonance demonstration of the Tl-shortening lepto- meningeal infiltrations adds weight to the diagnosis of NCM. The implication of the concurrence of NCM and IVH is discussed.
|頁（從 - 到）||691-695|
|期刊||Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography|
|出版狀態||已發佈 - 1993|
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