Neurocutaneous melanosis associated with Dandy-Walker malformation - Case report and review of the literature


Berker M., Oruckaptan H., Oge H., Benli K.

PEDIATRIC NEUROSURGERY, cilt.33, sa.5, ss.270-273, 2000 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 33 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2000
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1159/000055968
  • Dergi Adı: PEDIATRIC NEUROSURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.270-273

Özet

Neurocutaneous melanosis is a rare dysmorphogenesis associated with single or multiple giant pigmented cutaneous nevi and diffuse involvement of the leptomeninges anywhere in the central nervous system (CNS), It is interesting that almost 8-10% of patients had associated Dandy-Walker malformation in the literature, suggesting a common origin of the developmental abnormalities, In this article, we present a 2-year-old patient with neurocutaneous melanosis associated with Dandy-Walker malformation, We reviewed the literature and discuss the pathogenesis based on the preferred hypotheses so far. Copyright (C) 2001 S. Karger AG. Basel.