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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||East African medical journal|
|State||Published - Sep 1993|
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