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Neurocirugia (Astur). 2019 Nov 25. pii: S1130-1473(19)30115-0. doi: 10.1016/j.neucir.2019.10.001. [Epub ahead of print]

Case report: nevus of Ota and nevus of Ito associated with meningeal melanocytosis.

[Article in English, Spanish]

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1
Especialidad Médica en Neurocirugía, Colegio de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Quito, Ecuador.
2
Especialidad Médica en Neurocirugía, Colegio de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Quito, Ecuador. Electronic address: cgflores@estud.usfq.edu.ec.
3
Servicio de Neurocirugía, Hospital de Especialidades Carlos Andrade Marín, Instituto Ecuatoriano de Seguridad Social, Quito, Ecuador.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Nevus of Ota and nevus of Ito are hyperpigmentary dermal melanocytoses which develop as a consequence of disturbances or failures during migration of melanocytes from the neural crest towards the epidermis; they have a relatively unknown aetiopathogenesis and may be congenital or acquired.

CASE REPORT:

This case involves a male patient with a simultaneous diagnosis of nevus of Ota and nevus of Ito at birth. He attended the Neurosurgery department at Carlos Andrade Marín hospital (Quito) with sudden severe headache associated with left brachio-crural hemiparesis.

PROGRESS:

Investigations revealed two extra-axial space-occupying lesions, one parasagittal at the right frontal and parietal lobes and the other located at the right temporal lobe pole. A surgical resection was planned for the parasagittal lesion and the histopathological diagnosis was meningeal melanocytosis. The temporal pole lesion was referred for treatment with Gamma Knife®.

CONCLUSION:

Primary melanocytic neoplasms are extremely rare. There is evidence of their association with dermal melanocytosis and, in particular, with nevus of Ota. This highly unusual case describes the coexistence of two very rare dermal melanocytoses (nevus of Ota and nevus of Ito) and a primary melanocytic neoplasms in the same patient.

KEYWORDS:

Melanocitosis meníngea; Meningeal melanocytosis; Nevo de Ito; Nevo de Ota; Nevus of Ito; Nevus of Ota; Pigmentation disorders; Trastornos de la pigmentación

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