Summary Objective and importance. Meningeal melanocytomas are rare benign neuro-ectodermal tumors arising from melanocytic cells in the leptomeninges. These leptomeningeal melanocytes are found at highest density underneath the brain stem and along the upper cervical spinal cord. Thus, most reported cases of meningeal melanocytomas are located in the posterior fossa and the spinal cord, respectively...
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