Spindle cell rhabdomyosarcoma

Last revised by Dr Julius Rozmiarek on 26 Sep 2018

Spindle cell rhabdomyosarcoma is a subtype of embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma

Epidemiology

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

Pathology

Histologically this tumor can resemble 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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