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HNO. 2001 Jul;49(7):553-6.

[Adult multilocular rhabdomyoma as etiology of a space-occupying lesion in the area of the neck].

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  • 1Klinik für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Krankheiten, Kopf- und Halschirurgie, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Magdeburger Strasse 12, 06097 Halle.


Real rhabdomyomas belong to the rarest tumors in the human body. The origin of these benign neoplasms is in the cardiac or skeletal muscle, in the beginning, there are no significant symptoms and the tumor grows very slowly. Extracardiac rhabdomyomas seldom occur and are mostly located in the head and neck region. A multilocular occurrence represents a rarity. We describe a 77-year-old female patient with a multilocular adult rhabdomyoma in the parapharyngeal and paratracheal space. The tumor was accidentally found; the patient had not complained of any specific symptoms. After histological examination, complete resection was carried out. On discharge the patient showed no functional deficits. Long-term follow-up is necessary because local recurrences have been described.

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