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Vol. 33. Issue 2.
Pages 95-98 (March - April 2022)
Case Report
Primary spinal melanoma: A case report
Melanoma espinal primario: informe de un caso
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Serhat Cömerta,
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, Hasan Özgür Özdemirb
a Department of Neurosurgery, Yenimahalle Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
b Department of Neurosurgery, İstinye University of Medical Park Hospital, Antalya, Turkey
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Primary spinal cord melanoma is a rare disease that accounts for only 1% of all melanocytomas. Here we report a case of primary melanoma of the cervical spinal cord. In our case, 26-year-old female who were admitted to the hospital for left arm pain. Spinal magnetic resonance image (MRI) revealed a spinal cord tumor at the level of C2-3. The MRI images showed that the tumor compressed the spinal cord. At surgery, the spinal cord was under pressure and covered with shaped blackish brown neoplastic tissue. There were not any metastatic lesions. The patient is still alive six months after surgery.

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Melanoma
Spinal cord
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El melanoma primario de la médula espinal es una enfermedad poco frecuente, que representa solo el 1% de todos los melanocitomas. A continuación, presentamos un caso de melanoma primario de la médula espinal cervical. En este caso, una mujer de 26 años ingresó en el hospital por dolor en el brazo izquierdo. La imagen de resonancia magnética (RM) espinal reveló un tumor de la médula espinal a nivel de C2-3. Las imágenes de RM mostraron que el tumor comprimía la médula espinal. En la intervención quirúrgica, la médula espinal estaba bajo presión y cubierta con tejido neoplásico de color marrón negruzco. No se observaron lesiones metastásicas. La paciente sigue viva seis meses después de la intervención.

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Melanoma
Médula espinal

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