Melanocytoma of the cavernous sinus: CT and MR findings

Scott H. Faro, Robert A. Koenigsberg, Alan R. Turtz, Sidney E. Croul

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We present the CT, MR angiographic, and histologic findings of a rare primary meningeal melanocytoma of the cavernous sinus. The primary differential diagnosis is between a melanin-containing tumor and an extraaxial cavernous angioma. Radiologic imaging cannot distinguish between the less aggressive primary meningeal melanocytoma and the more aggressive meningeal melanoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1087-1090
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jul 10 1996


  • Brain neoplasms
  • Cavernous sinus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology


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