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Noubari B. A. 1, Chiaramonte I. 1, Magro G. 2, Tropea R. 1, Mancuso P. 1
1 Division of Neurosurgery, “Garibaldi, S. Luigi-S. Currò, Ascoli-Tomaselli” Hospital, Catania;
2 Department of Anatomical Pathology, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
The authors report a rare case of spinal cord compression syndrome due to a malignant melanotic schwannoma. Pathogenesis, diagnostic difficulty and therapeutical problems are discussed. The authors conclude that such tumours should be surgically treated due to the possibility of a benign clinical behaviour even in those cases showing malignant histological features.