rhabdomyosarcoma


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rhabdomyosarcoma

[¦rab·dō‚mī·ō·sär′kō·mə]
(medicine)
A malignant tumor of skeletal muscle in the extremities composed of anaplastic muscle cells. Also known as malignant rhabdomyoma; rhabdomyoblastoma.
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Children with fusion-negative tumours lack a particular genetic defect often found in rhabdomyosarcoma that results in two genes, called PAX3 and FOXO1, becoming fused together.
Clinicopathologic features of rhabdomyosarcoma of gynecologic origin in adults.
Orofacial rhabdomyosarcoma in neonates and young children: a review of literature and management of four cases.
Rhabdomyosarcoma commonly involves the head and neck area; in descending order of prevalence, it has been reported to occupy the orbit, nasopharynx, paranasal sinuses, ear, oral cavity, neck, parotid gland, and facial soft tissues.
20) Spindle cell rhabdomyosarcoma provides a diagnostic challenge by virtue of its similarity to other spindle cell neoplasms, mostly of smooth muscle, fibromyoblastic, and nerve origin.
Considering all these features, a diagnosis of a small round cell neoplasm, probably embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma was considered and immunohistochemistry was performed.
It was only after further tests doctors were able to diagnose rhabdomyosarcoma, which affects about 75 children in Britain a year.
We present a case of parameningeal embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma with the primary lesion arising in the middle and inner ear, with associated diffuse skeletal metastases and metastatic calcifications.
To the Editor: Rhabdomyosarcoma is the most common sarcoma of the soft tissues in children and young adults, and comprises around 5% of malignant neoplasia in this age group.
2005) or their finding that implanted pellets of a specific combination of tungsten/ nickel/cobalt alloy caused an apparent increase in rhabdomyosarcoma with subsequent metastasis to the lung.