Spindle cell rhabdomyosarcoma

Last revised by Julius Rozmiarek on 26 Sep 2018

Spindle cell rhabdomyosarcoma is a subtype of embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma


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


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. 


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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