Primary melanotic schwannoma with typical histology

Usman B. Mahmood, Fazal Wahab Khan, Benish Fatima, Muhammad Usman Tariq, Saulat H. Fatimi

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We present a case of a 17-year male with a soft tissue density spreading from the neural foramina (T3) of the spinal cord and involving the right upper thoracic cavity. We managed the patient through surgical intervention and resected the complete tumor. Gross definition and microscopic findings of the resected tissue revealed the definitive diagnosis of melanotic schwannoma. The histological characteristics in this case were very specific and harbour an important diagnostic clue for this rare disease. Malignant melanoma was ruled out on the basis of histological findings. The patient recovered completely and was healthy on one-year follow-up.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)707-709
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2016


  • Histology
  • Melanotic schwannoma
  • Thoracic


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