Meningeal melanomas associated with transforming Ota nevus to malignant melanoma: a case report

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Solitary primary melanocytic tumors of the central nervous system (CNS) are consisted of a variety of lesions ranging from well-differentiated melanocytoma to melanoma. These primary intracranial melanomas are rare tumors derived from the melanocytic element normally present in the leptomeninges [1]. These tumors may sometimes be associated with cutaneous pigmented lesions including neurocutaneous melanosis, cellular blue naevus, and the naevus of Ota [2]. All three of these conditions are usually diagnosed at birth or shortly thereafter, and the cutaneous involvement appears as a grayblue discoloration with almost unknown pathoCase Report

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@inproceedings{Azar2010MeningealMA, title={Meningeal melanomas associated with transforming Ota nevus to malignant melanoma: a case report}, author={Maziar Azar and Farid Kazemi and Eshagh Bahrami and Ebrahim Hejazian and Seyed-Mohammad Fereshtehnejad and Ali Ahmadi and Masih Yasari}, year={2010} }