Spindle cell rhabdomyosarcoma

Spindle cell rhabdomyosarcoma is a subtype of embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma

Epidemiology

There may be increased male predilection. May present at any age

Pathology

Histologically this tumourcan  resembles a leiomyosarcoma. It is composed mainly of fascicular, relatively monomorphic spindle-shaped cells that show unequivocal immunohistochemical and ultrastructural evidence of myogenic differentiation. 

Location

There is predilection for the paratesticular region and the head and neck.

Treatment and prognosis

Compared to other rhabdomyosarcomas, it has a good prognosis 1

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Article information

rID: 8327
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Spindle cell variant of rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Spindle cell rhabdomyosarcomas

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