Perineural spread of malignant melanoma from the mandible to the brachial plexus: case report

Carlos E. Restrepo, Robert J. Spinner, B. Matthew Howe, Mark E. Jentoft, Svetomir Nenad Markovic, Daniel H Lachance

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Abstract

Perineural spread is a well-known mechanism of dissemination of head and neck malignancies. There are few reports of melanoma involving the brachial plexus in the literature. To their knowledge, the authors report the first known case of perineural spread of malignant melanoma to the brachial plexus. Clinicoradiological and anatomopathological correlation is presented, highlighting the importance of peripheral nerve communications in perineural spread.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)784-790
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery
Volume122
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015

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Keywords

  • brachial plexus
  • cervical plexus
  • malignant melanoma
  • oncology
  • perineural spread
  • peripheral nerve

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  • Medicine(all)

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Perineural spread of malignant melanoma from the mandible to the brachial plexus : case report. / Restrepo, Carlos E.; Spinner, Robert J.; Howe, B. Matthew; Jentoft, Mark E.; Markovic, Svetomir Nenad; Lachance, Daniel H.

In: Journal of Neurosurgery, Vol. 122, No. 4, 01.04.2015, p. 784-790.

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Restrepo, Carlos E. ; Spinner, Robert J. ; Howe, B. Matthew ; Jentoft, Mark E. ; Markovic, Svetomir Nenad ; Lachance, Daniel H. / Perineural spread of malignant melanoma from the mandible to the brachial plexus : case report. In: Journal of Neurosurgery. 2015 ; Vol. 122, No. 4. pp. 784-790.
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