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MR findings of a primary intramedullary malignant melanoma: case report and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11733317     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of primary malignant melanoma of the conus medullaris depicted at MR imaging is presented. Tumoral histoimmunologic analysis revealed features of malignant melanoma. Because findings for primary melanoma outside the spinal cord were negative, the diagnosis of primary intramedullary malignant melanoma was established. This rare tumor should be suspected when T1-weighted images show signal hyperintensity and T2-weighted images show signal iso- or hypointensity, with mild contrast enhancement of the lesion. However, these features may vary depending on intratumoral bleeding and melanin content.
D Farrokh; P Fransen; D Faverly
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0195-6108     ISO Abbreviation:  AJNR Am J Neuroradiol     Publication Date:    2001 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-12-04     Completed Date:  2001-12-20     Revised Date:  2008-02-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003708     Medline TA:  AJNR Am J Neuroradiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1864-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, University Hospital Saint-Pierre, Brussels, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
Melanoma / diagnosis*
Spinal Cord / pathology
Spinal Cord Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  pathology

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