Journal of Spine & NeurosurgeryISSN: 2325-9701

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Research Article, J Spine Neurosurg Vol: 4 Issue: 1

Spinal Melanocytoma : A Case Report

M Ozgur Taskapilioglu*, Pinar Eser and Ahmet Bekar
Department of Neurosurgery, Uludag University Medical School, Turkey
Corresponding author : Ozgur Taskapilioglu M
Department of Neurosurgery, Uludag University Medical School, Turkey
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Received: August 26, 2014 Accepted: October 13, 2014 Published: January 14, 2015
Citation: Taskapilioglu MO, Eser P, Bekar A (2015) Spinal Melanocytoma : A Case Report. J Spine Neurosurg 4:1 doi:10.4172/2325-9701.1000172


Spinal Melanocytoma : A Case Report

Spinal melanocytoma, a rare tumor of melanocytic origin, usually arises from intracranial structures but may also arise from the spinal cord. They are solitary low-grade tumors and do not invade the peripheral structures. They can occur in all the age groups and are more frequent in the fifth decade with a slightly female predominance. They localize frequently intradural extramedullary especially at the cervical or thoracal region. Most authors agree that complete surgical excision is the best treatment. The role of radiotherapy and chemotherapy still remain controversial. Here, we report a patient with a melanocytoma in the right cervicothorocal medullary region which was resected gross totally.

Keywords: Cervicothorocal; Spinal melanocytoma; Surgery

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