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Hum Pathol. 2000 Sep;31(9):1074-80.

Adult rhabdomyoma of the extremity: a case report and review of the literature.

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Cambridge Hospital and Harvard Medical School, MA, USA.


The adult rhabdomyoma is a rare, benign skeletal muscle neoplasm that usually occurs in the head and neck. A case report of an adult rhabdomyoma arising in the thigh is presented with a review of the literature. This is the first case of an extremity adult rhabdomyoma to be reported. It is also the largest at 13 centimeters. Distinction from a highly differentiated rhabdomyosarcoma is important. Recent chromosomal studies suggest that the adult rhabdomyoma is a true neoplasm. Total resection is curative but the lesion may recur if incompletely excised.

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