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Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences 2004 September;48(3):139-42

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Cauda equina melanoma presenting with subarachnoid hemorrhage. A case report

Montinaro A., Cantisani P., Punzi F., D’Agostino A.

Neurosurgical Department, V. Fazzi Hospital, Lecce, Italy


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The case of a 57-year-old woman with a primary melanoma of the cauda equina is reported. The peculiarity of the case is the very rare clinical presentation mimicking a subarachnoid hemorrhage. The patient underwent surgical excision of the mass. The clinicopathological and neuroradiological features are summarized.

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