Primary pineal malignant melanoma

Markus Bookland, W. Stanley Anderson, Ann Biser-Rohrbaugh, George I. Jallo

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)303-308
Number of pages6
JournalPediatric Neurosurgery
Volume43
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2007

Keywords

  • Intracranial tumor
  • Pineal gland melanoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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