Neurocutaneous melanosis associated with intraspinal lipoma

Neuroradiology. 1989;31(4):349-51. doi: 10.1007/BF00344181.


A case of neurocutaneous melanosis developing a leptomeningeal melanoma is described in a ten year old girl in whom an intraspinal lipoma had been resected seven years earlier. Standard and CT myelographic findings are described and the complementary role of Gadolinium-enhanced MRI is discussed. The literature is reviewed and the association of a lipoma and neurocutaneous melanosis has not been encountered.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Female
  • Gadolinium
  • Humans
  • Lipoma / complications*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Melanosis / complications*
  • Melanosis / diagnosis
  • Meningeal Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Meningeal Neoplasms / etiology*
  • Myelography
  • Skin Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Skin Neoplasms / etiology*
  • Spinal Cord Neoplasms / complications*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed


  • Gadolinium