|Year : 2001 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 200--2
Primary cerebello-pontine angle malignant melanoma : a case report.
K Desai, K Dindorkar, A Goel, A Shenoy
Departments of Neurosurgery and Neuropathology, K.E.M. Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College, Parel, Mumbai, 400 012, India., India
A rare case of primary malignant melanoma in the cerebello-pontine angle, in a 17 year old girl is presented. The patient presented with one month history of headache, diplopia, facial asymmetry and ataxia. The computerised tomography (CT) scan and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a large cerebello-pontine angle mass with features suggestive of a melanoma. The typical black coloured, solid and vascular melanoma was excised completely. Cerebello-pontine angle melanoma are extremely rare tumours with dismal long term outcome in majority of these cases.
Departments of Neurosurgery and Neuropathology, K.E.M. Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College, Parel, Mumbai, 400 012, India.
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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