Multifocal meningeal melanocytoma: a new pathological entity or the result of leptomeningeal seeding?

@article{Ali2009MultifocalMM,
  title={Multifocal meningeal melanocytoma: a new pathological entity or the result of leptomeningeal seeding?},
  author={Youssef Ali and Ralph Rahme and Ronald Moussa and G{\'e}rard A Abadjian and Lina Menassa-Moussa and Elie I. Samaha},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={111 3},
  pages={488-91}
}
Meningeal melanocytoma is a rare benign CNS tumor derived from the leptomeningeal melanocytes. Although unusual, malignant transformation with leptomeningeal seeding into the brain or spinal cord may occur years after the initial diagnosis. The authors report a unique case of multifocal benign meningeal melanocytoma involving both cerebellopontine angles and the thoracic spinal cord, with associated diffuse leptomeningeal hyperpigmentation. They review the literature relevant to this topic and… CONTINUE READING