Embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma of the adult soft palate

Department of ENT, Altnagelvin Area Hospital, Londonderry, BT47 6SB, United Kingdom.
Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology (Impact Factor: 0.47). 01/2011; 54(1):136-7. DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.77367
Source: PubMed


Embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma is the most common soft tissue sarcoma in children. We report a rare case of embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma of the soft palate in a 32-year-old Caucasian female. Detailed histology of the tumor is described. Positive staining with desmin, myogenin and myoD1 confirmed the tumor to be embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma. A genetic association between rhabdomyosarcoma, polycystic ovary syndrome and the FEM1A gene on the human chromosome is speculated upon.

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