Primary pigmented meningeal melanocytoma originating in Meckel cave in a patient with carney complex: A case report

Rationale: Primary melanin-producing tumors are rare extra-axial neoplasms OPEN of the central nervous system. In the literature, few case reports have discussed neoplasms involving the cavernous sinus; of these, only 4 have reported on neoplasms originating in Meckel cave. The diagnostic approach, including clinical and radiological analysis, is challenging, and cytopathological assessment with a molecular basis is the best approach to discriminate between these lesions. Herein, we discuss the pathophysiology, diagnostic approach, intraoperative features, and postoperative management in a unique case of primary pigmented meningeal melanocytoma originating in Meckel cave in a patient who was diagnosed with Carney complex (CCx) and sickle cell disease (SCD). Patient concerns: A 23-year-old man diagnosed with SCD had also been diagnosed previously with CCx, without any familial history or neurocutaneous melanosis. He had experienced headaches accompanied by left facial pain and paresthesia for 2 months. Diagnosis: The initial computed tomography scan and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a mass arising from the left Meckel cave. On MRI, it followed the signal intensity of melanin. He underwent subtotal resection of the mass. Considering the patient's history of CCx, melanocytic schwannoma was the most relevant diagnosis. A postoperative histopathological examination was suggestive of benign pigmented meningeal melanocytoma. Interventions: The patient underwen...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research

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Source: Current Pain and Headache Reports - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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Source: AJN - Category: Nursing Tags: Drug Watch Source Type: research
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Source: Pallimed: A Hospice and Palliative Medicine Blog - Category: Palliative Care Tags: cancer opioids pain rosielle The profession Source Type: blogs
by Drew Rosielle (@drosielle)A Series of Observations on Opioids By a Palliative Doc Who Prescribes A Lot of Opioids But Also Has Questions.This is the 5th post in a series about opioids, with a focus on how my thinking about opioids has changed over the years. See also:Part 1 – Introduction, General Disclaimers, Hand-Wringing, and a Hand-Crafted Graph.Part 2 – We Were Wrong 20 years Ago, Our Current Response to the Opioid Crisis is Wrong, But We Should Still Be Helping Most of our Long-Term Patients Reduce Their Opioid DosesPart 3 – Opioids Have Ceiling Effects, High-Doses are Rarely Therapeutic, and Ano...
Source: Pallimed: A Hospice and Palliative Medicine Blog - Category: Palliative Care Tags: opioid pain rosielle The profession Source Type: blogs
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Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
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Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
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Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
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Source: Clinical Imaging - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Neuroradiology Source Type: research
We present a case of an 18-year-old male with a history of sickle cell disease, who was transferred to our emergency department with progressively severe headache and jaw pain for one-week. Initial evaluation was concerning for osteomyelitis and epidural abscess formation.
Source: Clinical Imaging - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Neuroradiology Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: This is an update of the original Cochrane review first published in Issue 1, 2003, and previously updated in 2009, 2012 and 2014. Chronic pain, defined as pain that recurs or persists for more than three months, is common in childhood. Chronic pain can affect nearly every aspect of daily life and is associated with disability, anxiety, and depressive symptoms. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this review was to update the published evidence on the efficacy of psychological treatments for chronic and recurrent pain in children and adolescents.The primary objective of this updated review was to dete...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
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