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Intracranial Meningeal Melanocytoma mimicking Meningioma: A Case Report

Dr. Pradip Prasad Subedi, MBBS
Neurosurgery Unit, Department of Surgery Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal

Primary melanotic neoplasms involving the central nervous system are extremely rare. Radiographically, it may be indistinguishable from intracranial meningioma. Here, we present a 52-years-old male, histopathologically-diagnosed as having posterior fossa meningeal melanocytoma with extension into the upper cervical area, who underwent successful radical surgery and postoperative radiotherapy. Details of the intraoperative and histopathological findings, imaging characteristics and clinical features are also described in correlation with literature research.

Key Words: Meningeal melanocytoma, MRI, Radiotherapy, Tumor excision