Primary Psammomatous Melanotic Schwannoma of the Spine

Bakan S., Kayadibi Y. , Ersen E. , Vatankulu B., Ustundag N., Hasiloglu Z. I.

ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY, cilt.99, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Schwannoma is an easily identifiable and frequently diagnosed lesion of the spinal column. However, if the schwannoma contains a melanin component, the diagnosis is challenging. Our purpose in this case report is to discuss the imaging and histopathologic findings of a rarely seen psammomatous type of melanotic schwannoma diagnosed in a 31-year-old woman. (C) 2015 by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons