Malignant melanoma of the cerebello-pontine angle region

Malignant melanoma of the cerebello-pontine angle region

Alternative title Melanoma maligno da região do ângulo ponto-cerebelar
Author Braga, F. Menezes Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Tella Jr, Oswaldo I. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Jordy, Adelmo Ferreira Ceme F. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract A case of malignant melanoma in the cerebello-pontine angle region is presented in a 72 years old female patient, who had neurological examination and CT scan suggestive of acoustic neuroma. The surgical finding and the histological examination provided the diagnosis. As a primary focus was not found on clinical examination and although autopsy was not carried out, there is a possibility of the diagnosis being a primary malignant melanoma in CNS. This specific location for this kind of tumor was found to be rare when literature is looked up.

Registro de caso de melanoma maligno na região do ângulo ponto-cerebelar em paciente do sexo feminino, com 72 anos de idade, com exame neurológico e tomografia computadorizada sugestivos de neurinoma do acústico, em que o diagnóstico foi estabelecido pelo achado cirúrgico e pelo exame histopatológico. Como não foi achado foco primário no exame clínico e embora não tenha sido feita autopsia, há possibilidade de que o diagnóstico seja de melanoma maligno primário no sistema nervoso central. Esta localização particular desse tipo de tumor é considerada rara, levando em conta os dados da literatura.
Language English
Date 1989-12-01
Published in Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria. Academia Brasileira de Neurologia - ABNEURO, v. 47, n. 4, p. 496-500, 1989.
ISSN 0004-282X (Sherpa/Romeo)
Publisher Academia Brasileira de Neurologia - ABNEURO
Extent 496-500
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X1989000400020
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
SciELO ID S0004-282X1989000400020 (statistics in SciELO)
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/248

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