Melanotic neuroectodermal tumor of the calvarium


A 5-year-old boy presented with head trauma. A CT showed an expansile, calcified mass (Fig. 1) arising from the right occipitotemporal region with mass effect and sclerosis. An MRI revealed an expansile, extra-axial mass with mixed signal intensity on T1-W and T2-W, hypointense signal on T2* and intense peripheral contrast enhancement (Fig. 2). During surgery, the mass adhered tightly to the dura and appeared dark brown to black. The diagnosis of melanotic neuroectodermal tumor was made. Melanotic neuroectodermal tumors are rare melanincontaining neural crest origin tumors that mostly occur in

DOI: 10.1007/s00247-010-1747-y

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@article{Saleem2010MelanoticNT, title={Melanotic neuroectodermal tumor of the calvarium}, author={Sheena Saleem and Deniz Altinok}, journal={Pediatric Radiology}, year={2010}, volume={40}, pages={159-159} }