Neurocutaneous melanosis with hydrocephalus and syringomyelia. Case report

J Neurosurg. 1985 Jan;62(1):148-52. doi: 10.3171/jns.1985.62.1.0148.

Abstract

The authors report the investigation, treatment, and progress of a unique case of neurocutaneous melanosis with syringomyelia. The suspected etiology, the pathology, and the variable clinical manifestations of this rare phakomatosis are recounted. The potential for malignant change and the possible mechanisms of syrinx development in this syndrome are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Humans
  • Hydrocephalus / complications*
  • Hydrocephalus / pathology
  • Hydrocephalus / surgery
  • Male
  • Melanosis / complications*
  • Melanosis / pathology
  • Melanosis / surgery
  • Syringomyelia / complications*
  • Syringomyelia / pathology
  • Syringomyelia / surgery