Primary Melanoma of the Spinal Cord: A Case Report 1148-1149
Dr. Ruchi Sinha,
Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College,
Lighthouse Hill Road, Mangalore-575001, Karnataka, India.
Primary melanoma is an extremely rare tumour of the spinal cord. We are reporting a case of primary melanoma of the spinal cord in a 55-years-old male patient. Magnetic resonance imaging showed an extradural intraspinal lesion opposite the L4 vertebral body. The lesion was completely resected and a microscopic diagnosis of melanoma was made. Thirty eight months later, the patient is alive, with no evidence of any tumour recurrence.