Primary pineal malignant melanomas are a rare subset of primary central nervous system melanomas. This report presents the case of a 20-year-old female patient with a primary pineal region malignant melanoma who underwent endoscopic biopsy and adjuvant therapy. Her treatment consisted of stereotactic radiation to the pineal tumor, conventional whole-brain radiation and Temodar® for the disseminated disease. She required a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt for refractory ICP problems. This report details the clinical features of the case and summarizes the literature on a rare but aggressive neoplasm.
- Intracranial tumor
- Pineal gland melanoma
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Clinical Neurology