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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 1027

Primary spinal melanoma treated with adjuvant radiotherapy and concurrent temozolomide: A case report and review of literature


Department of Radiation Oncology, Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Soumyajit Roy
Department of Radiation Oncology, Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.151416

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Primary intradural extramedullary melanoma of spinal cord is an extremely rare tumor.It accounts for approximately 1% of the total melanoma cases.We report a case of primary intradural extramedullary spinal melanoma in a 28-year-old gentleman who was managed with surgery followed by postoperative radiation with concurrent temozolomide followed by adjuvant temozolomide. The patient had a disease-free survival of 24 months, after which he developed marginal recurrence. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of a primary spinal cord melanoma. (PSCM) treated with postoperative radiotherapy with concurrent temozolomide followed by adjuvant Temozolomide.


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