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Case Reports in Radiology
Volume 2015, Article ID 674868, 6 pages
Case Report

Cervical Spinal Meningeal Melanocytoma Presenting as Intracranial Superficial Siderosis

1Department of CT and MRI, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi 110060, India
2Department of Neurosurgery, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi 110060, India
3Department of Pathology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi 110060, India

Received 12 March 2015; Revised 4 September 2015; Accepted 26 October 2015

Academic Editor: Atsushi Komemushi

Copyright © 2015 Savitha Srirama Jayamma et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Meningeal melanocytoma is a rare pigmented tumor of the leptomeningeal melanocytes. This rare entity results in diagnostic difficulty in imaging unless clinical and histopathology correlation is performed. In this case report, we describe a case of meningeal melanocytoma of the cervical region presenting with superficial siderosis. Extensive neuroradiological examination is necessary to locate the source of the bleeding in such patients. Usually, the patient will be cured by the complete surgical excision of the lesion.