Primary spinal intramedullary malignant melanoma: case report.

@article{Yamasaki1989PrimarySI,
  title={Primary spinal intramedullary malignant melanoma: case report.},
  author={Toshiki Yamasaki and H. Ishikura K. Kikuchi and Junkoh Yamashita and Reinin Asato and Mitsuhiro Fujita},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={1989},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={117-21}
}
A rare case of primary spinal intramedullary malignant melanoma at the T6 level in a 31-year-old man is presented. The tumor was partially removed, and neuroaxis irradiation up to 50 Gy was then administered. Subsequently, systemic interferon beta (specific activity, 2.0 X 10(8) IU/mg protein) therapy (total dose, 2.2 X 10(7) units) was begun. At the completion of these therapies, immunohistochemical analysis with monoclonal antibodies against melanoma-associated antigens confirmed the presence… CONTINUE READING

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