Bilateral malignant melanoma metastases to the internal auditory canal/cerebellopontine angle: surgical management and preservation of function.

@article{Gerganov2008BilateralMM,
  title={Bilateral malignant melanoma metastases to the internal auditory canal/cerebellopontine angle: surgical management and preservation of function.},
  author={Venelin Miloslavov Gerganov and Nirjhar Hore and Christian Herold and Karsten Wrede and Alexandru C. Stan and Amir Samii and Madjid Samii},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={108 4},
  pages={803-7}
}
Although intracranial metastases of malignant melanomas are common, localization at the cerebellopontine angle (CPA) or in the internal auditory canal (IAC) is rare, and bilateral presentation especially so. We present the case of a 46-year-old Caucasian woman with bilateral IAC/CPA lesions and a prior history of malignant melanoma on the right leg. During preoperative investigations, the presence of the bilateral IAC/CPA lesions along with several radiologically identified lesions along the… CONTINUE READING