CT and MRI appearances of primary sphenoid melanoma: A rare case

Kiran Batra, Avneesh Chhabra, Jaideep Rampure, Shangguio Tang, Robert Koenigsberg, Carlos Gonzales

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Primary sphenoid melanoma is a rare tumor. A 75-year-old man presented with complaints of headache and visual complaints for a few days. CT and MRI of the brain demonstrated a sphenoid sinus mass with appearances suggesting a diagnosis of melanoma. Fine-needle aspiration biopsy confirmed the diagnosis. Other differential diagnostic considerations on CT and MRI are discussed. We also discuss the further role of contrast MRI in determining the actual extent of the tumor in the critical skull base area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2642-2644
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology


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