Cervical intramedullary melanocytoma: a case report and review of literature.

  title={Cervical intramedullary melanocytoma: a case report and review of literature.},
  author={Muthupalaniappaan Muthappan and Thirayan Muthu and Zakier Hussain and Duncan L Lamont and Vijayan Balakrishnan},
  journal={Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia},
  volume={19 10},
Meningeal melanocytomas are rare tumours of the central nervous system, most commonly found in the intracranial compartment (posterior cranial fossa). Spinal lesions are uncommon, with the majority being intradural, extramedullary lesions. Intramedullary melanocytomas are extremely rare and are most commonly found in the thoracic region. We report a patient with cervical intramedullary melanocytoma and review the available literature regarding this rare pathology. 

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