Encyclopedia of Cancer

2011 Edition
| Editors: Manfred Schwab

Melanotic Schwannoma

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-16483-5_3616

Definition

Is a rare pigmented nerve cell tumor most commonly occurring in the paraspinal region, but may also be located in the skin and express local aggressivity. This tumor may occur singly, but it may also appear as part of the  Carney complex, which consists of various but specific tumors.

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