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Cutaneous malignant melanoma "recurred as" or "in coexistence" with meningioma?

Rahmah NN, Horiuchi T, Nakayama J, Nitta J, Hongo K - Surg Neurol Int (2010)

Bottom Line: Histological study revealed the intracranial mass to be an atypical meningioma.To our knowledge, this is a rare report of a patient with this tumor occurrence.This case serves to remind neurosurgeons of the potential existence of benign and/ or malignant tumors of neural crest origin.

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Affiliation: Department of Neurosurgery Shinshu University School of Medicine, Matsumoto, Japan.

ABSTRACT

Background: The authors report a rare case of a patient with previously treated cutaneous malignant melanoma that recurred 1 year later as an intracranial meningioma.

Case description: A 20-year-old woman presented with exophthalmos, diplopia and a mass in the left supraorbital area. Imaging study revealed an enhanced intracranial extradural mass with bone destruction. The patient had a history of cutaneous malignant melanoma surgery on the same location 1 year before. The patient underwent left frontotemporal craniotomy for total resection of the mass. Histological study revealed the intracranial mass to be an atypical meningioma.

Conclusion: To our knowledge, this is a rare report of a patient with this tumor occurrence. This case serves to remind neurosurgeons of the potential existence of benign and/ or malignant tumors of neural crest origin.

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CT scan (a, b) postcontrast images showing enhanced intracranial mass of the supraorbital area with bone involvement and (c) bone window image showing bone destruction by the mass
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Figure 0004: CT scan (a, b) postcontrast images showing enhanced intracranial mass of the supraorbital area with bone involvement and (c) bone window image showing bone destruction by the mass

Mentions: CT scan showed an enhanced mass on the left supraorbital area with bone involvement [Figure 4]. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) clearly showed a 3.5 cm × 2.5 cm enhanced mass with marked border to its surrounding brain structures. The mass also caused bone destruction and bulged to subcutaneous tissue [Figure 5]. Thus, our preoperative diagnosis was intracranial invasion of melanoma. No other metastatic lesion was found on examination.


Cutaneous malignant melanoma "recurred as" or "in coexistence" with meningioma?

Rahmah NN, Horiuchi T, Nakayama J, Nitta J, Hongo K - Surg Neurol Int (2010)

CT scan (a, b) postcontrast images showing enhanced intracranial mass of the supraorbital area with bone involvement and (c) bone window image showing bone destruction by the mass
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Figure 0004: CT scan (a, b) postcontrast images showing enhanced intracranial mass of the supraorbital area with bone involvement and (c) bone window image showing bone destruction by the mass
Mentions: CT scan showed an enhanced mass on the left supraorbital area with bone involvement [Figure 4]. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) clearly showed a 3.5 cm × 2.5 cm enhanced mass with marked border to its surrounding brain structures. The mass also caused bone destruction and bulged to subcutaneous tissue [Figure 5]. Thus, our preoperative diagnosis was intracranial invasion of melanoma. No other metastatic lesion was found on examination.

Bottom Line: Histological study revealed the intracranial mass to be an atypical meningioma.To our knowledge, this is a rare report of a patient with this tumor occurrence.This case serves to remind neurosurgeons of the potential existence of benign and/ or malignant tumors of neural crest origin.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Neurosurgery Shinshu University School of Medicine, Matsumoto, Japan.

ABSTRACT

Background: The authors report a rare case of a patient with previously treated cutaneous malignant melanoma that recurred 1 year later as an intracranial meningioma.

Case description: A 20-year-old woman presented with exophthalmos, diplopia and a mass in the left supraorbital area. Imaging study revealed an enhanced intracranial extradural mass with bone destruction. The patient had a history of cutaneous malignant melanoma surgery on the same location 1 year before. The patient underwent left frontotemporal craniotomy for total resection of the mass. Histological study revealed the intracranial mass to be an atypical meningioma.

Conclusion: To our knowledge, this is a rare report of a patient with this tumor occurrence. This case serves to remind neurosurgeons of the potential existence of benign and/ or malignant tumors of neural crest origin.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus