Intracranial and intraspinal meningeal melanocytosis

T. J. Painter, G. Chaljub, R. Sethi, Harbans Singh, Benjamin Gelman

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We describe a 35-year-old man with a history of remote closed head injury who presented with new neurologic deficits. A noncontrast head CT scan showed hyperattenuation involving both temporal lobes, frontal lobes, basal meninges, and cerebellum. A subsequent contrast-enhanced MR examination of the brain showed enhancement in the basal cisterns extending into the upper cervical spine and throughout the spinal canal. Gross, histologic, and immunohistochemical analysis revealed meningeal melanocytoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1349-1353
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Issue number7
StatePublished - 2000


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Painter, T. J., Chaljub, G., Sethi, R., Singh, H., & Gelman, B. (2000). Intracranial and intraspinal meningeal melanocytosis. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 21(7), 1349-1353.