Melanocytic schwannoma of the spinal cord: a case report.

M. E. Stein, N. Loberant, I. Kessel, A. Kuten

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Abstract

Melanocytic schwannoma of the spinal cord is a tumour composed of Schwann cells capable of producing intracellular melanin. We present a case report of a 25-year-old male with melanocytic schwannoma of the 5th lumbar spinal cord root; the patient is alive and well 48 months after neurosurgical removal of the tumour. A review of the literature revealed 14 similar cases. These tumours have a local recurrence rate of up to 14%, and have a metastatic potential.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)597-599
Number of pages3
JournalEast African Medical Journal
Volume70
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

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