Embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma of the adult soft palate

ArticleinIndian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology 54(1):136-7 · January 2011with1 Read
Impact Factor: 0.47 · 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.