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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 246-250

Primary spinal melanoma: A radiological diagnostic dilemma confirmed by histopathology

Department of Pathology, IMS-BHU, Varanasi 221005, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Paramita Paul
Department of Pathology, IMS-BHU, Varanasi 221005, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/isj.isj_53_21

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Primary malignant melanoma of central nervous system accounts for approximately 1% of all melanomas. Primary spinal melanomas are even more unusual. The clinico-radiological features of primary spinal melanoma are complex and non-specific, resulting in a high misdiagnosis rate. Here, primary cervico-thoracic spinal melanoma is presented in a 53-year-old woman which mimicked a hematoma on magnetic resonance imaging and an arteriovenous malformation intraoperatively. Histopathology and immunohistochemistry confirmed the diagnosis of malignant melanoma.

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