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Vol. 51, No. 1, 2003, pp. 79-80
Bioline Code: ni03021
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Neurology India, Vol. 51, No. 1, 2003, pp. 79-80
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Case Report - Foramen magnum metastatic malignant melanoma|
S. B. Pai, K. N. Krishna
The foramen magnum as a site for brain metastasis is extremely rare. We report the case of a 24-year-old male who presented with features of increased intracranial pressure and lower cranial nerve palsies. Imaging revealed a foramen magnum tumor with extension up to the cerebellar vermis superiorly and into the spinal canal inferiorly (craniospinal mass) with mild obstructive hydrocephalus. A malignant melanoma was completely excised. The patient continued to be tumor-free 24 months later.
Craniospinal tumor, Malignant melanoma, Brain metastases, Foramen magnum.
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