Perineural Tumor Extension of Facial Malignant Melanoma: CT and MRI

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Abstract

A case of retrograde perineural tumor that spread from malignant melanoma of the face is reported. Contrast-enhanced CT and plain and contrast-enhanced MR studies, including fat suppression technique, showed tumor extension along the maxillary division of the trigeminal nerve. Histopathological examination of the surgical specimen revealed neurotropic malignant melanoma and confirmed the extent of tumor spread in the perineurium.

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