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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society > Volume 10(1); 1981 > Article
Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1981;10(1): 329-334.
A Case of Primary Malignant Melanoma in the Occipital Region.
Young Kyu Kim, Dong Been Park, Kyu Man Shin, Sun Ho Chee, Sung Yeul Yoo
1Department of Neurological Surgery, Ewha Womans University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Radiology, Ewha Womans University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
There is a current tendency to believe that malignant melanoma originate from epidermal melanocyte rather than from pigmented cell of the upper dermis. Approximately 15% of all malignant melanoma in the body occur in head and neck regions. The majority of the patients were in the sixth & seventh decade. A case of malignant melanoma in the occipital region in a 2-year-old girl is reported. Physical and X-ray studies showed a large brownish pigmented mass with ulcerated surface and small bony defect in the occipital region.
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