Two cases of spinal meningeal melanocytoma

Maki Iida, Josefina F. Llena, Miguel A. Suarez, Shahid Malik, Karen M. Weidenheim, Patrick LaSala, Asao Hirano

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Meningeal melanocytoma is a rare pigmented tumor originating from the melanocytes that generally occurs in the posterior fossa and the spinal cord. Although it is known as a relatively benign tumor, some recurrences have been reported. We report two cases of spinal meningeal melanocytoma with immunohistochemical and ultrastructural studies. In addition, we include a summary of published cases since the first case of Limas and Tio in 1972.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-45
Number of pages5
JournalBrain Tumor Pathology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2002



  • Melanosome
  • Meningeal melanocytoma
  • Spinal cord

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cancer Research

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Iida, M., Llena, J. F., Suarez, M. A., Malik, S., Weidenheim, K. M., LaSala, P., & Hirano, A. (2002). Two cases of spinal meningeal melanocytoma. Brain Tumor Pathology, 19(1), 41-45.