Title: A Newborn With Neurocutaneous Melanocytosis and Dandy-Walker Malformation
Authors: De Cock, Jens
Snauwaert, Julie
Van Rompaey, Walter
Morren, Marie
Demaerel, Philippe # ×
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Professional Publications
Series Title: Pediatric Neurology
Article number: 2013.04.006
Neurocutaneous melanocytosis is a rare congenital dysplasia of the neuroectodermal melanocyte precursor cells that leads to proliferation of melanin-producing cells in the skin and leptomeninges.

We describe a newborn with a giant congenital melanocytic nevus on his back, buttocks, and thighs. His brain magnetic resonance imaging study revealed bilateral T1 hyperintense lesions in the cerebellum and in the amygdala, hydrocephalus, and a Blake's pouch cyst, consistent with neurocutaneous melanocytosis and Dandy-Walker malformation.

Neurocutaneous melanocytosis has a wide clinical spectrum that includes hydrocephalus, epilepsy, cranial nerve palsy, increased intracranial pressure, and sensorimotor deficits.
ISSN: 0887-8994
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Dermatology
Laboratory of Dermatoimmunology (+)
Translational MRI (+)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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