8728/1 Meningeal melanocytoma


Definitions

Tumours of the central nervous system
ICD-O-3 topography code: C70, C71 and C72

A usually well differentiated melanocytic neoplasm arising from the meninges. It is characterized by the presence of epithelioid, fusiform, polyhedral, and spindle melanocytes without evidence of hemorrhage, necrosis, or high mitotic activity. Presenting symptoms include headache, vomiting, and neurological manifestations. Complete excision is usually curative.