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

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Neurilemmoma
Tumors
Spinal Cord
Neoplasms
Spinal Nerve Roots
Schwann Cells
Melanins
Cells
Recurrence

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Stein, M. E., Loberant, N., Kessel, I., & Kuten, A. (1993). Melanocytic schwannoma of the spinal cord: a case report. East African Medical Journal, 70(9), 597-599.

Melanocytic schwannoma of the spinal cord : a case report. / Stein, M. E.; Loberant, N.; Kessel, I.; Kuten, A.

In: East African Medical Journal, Vol. 70, No. 9, 09.1993, p. 597-599.

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Stein, ME, Loberant, N, Kessel, I & Kuten, A 1993, 'Melanocytic schwannoma of the spinal cord: a case report.', East African Medical Journal, vol. 70, no. 9, pp. 597-599.
Stein ME, Loberant N, Kessel I, Kuten A. Melanocytic schwannoma of the spinal cord: a case report. East African Medical Journal. 1993 Sep;70(9):597-599.
Stein, M. E. ; Loberant, N. ; Kessel, I. ; Kuten, A. / Melanocytic schwannoma of the spinal cord : a case report. In: East African Medical Journal. 1993 ; Vol. 70, No. 9. pp. 597-599.
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