Japanese Journal of Medical Technology
Online ISSN : 2188-5346
Print ISSN : 0915-8669
ISSN-L : 0915-8669
Case Reports
Neurocutaneous melanosis showing abnormal Samson staining of pigment granule cells in cerebrospinal fluid
Sachiko TSUGORitsuko YOSHIZAWANaomi ISHIBASHIMaki IGAWAKae YUGARITakahisa YOSHIKAWAToru HASHIMOTO
Author information
JOURNALS FREE ACCESS

2015 Volume 64 Issue 5 Pages 548-552

Details
Abstract

Neurocutaneous melanosis is a rare congenital disease that is characterized by the presence of giant pigmented nevus of the skin and proliferation of melanocytes producing melanin in the central nervous system. We describe a case of neurocutaneous melanosis, in which we detected cells in the cerebrospinal fluid showing abnormal Samson staining. The diagnosis was confirmed by the detection of abnormal cells that have pigment granules by cytological analysis of the cerebrospinal fluid. We were able to detect pigment granule cells not only by cytological analysis but also by Samson staining of the cerebrospinal fluid. This case shows that screening by Samson staining can provide clinically important information in terms of the diagnosis of neurocutaneous melanosis.

Information related to the author
© 2015 Japanese Association of Medical Technologists
Previous article Next article
feedback
Top