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Neurocutaneous melanosis with hydrocephalus, intraspinal arachnoid collections and syringomyelia: case report and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10789914     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Neurocutaneous melanosis (NCM) is a rare nonfamilial syndrome, characterised by large or numerous congenital pigmented nevi and excessive proliferation of melanin-containing cells in the leptomeninges. We report the MR findings in the brain and spine of a child with NCM who underwent neurosurgical treatment and was followed up for 8 years. The findings in this child (small hyperintense collections of melanocytes in both temporal lobes, mild meningeal enhancement along the spine and the development of an extensive subarachnoid CSF accumulation with cord compression and syringomyelia) are believed to be exceptionally rare.
R Peters; G Jansen; V Engelbrecht
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric radiology     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0301-0449     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Radiol     Publication Date:  2000 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-06-09     Completed Date:  2000-06-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0365332     Medline TA:  Pediatr Radiol     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  284-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Cerebrospinal Fluid*
Follow-Up Studies
Hydrocephalus / complications*,  diagnosis,  surgery
Infant, Newborn
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Melanosis / complications*,  diagnosis
Neurocutaneous Syndromes / complications*,  diagnosis
Spinal Cord Compression / etiology
Syringomyelia / complications*,  diagnosis
Time Factors
Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt

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