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Med Oral. 2001 Jan-Feb;6(1):64-8.

Adult rhabdomyoma in the masticatory area. New case presentation and review of the literature.

[Article in English, Spanish]

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Servicio de Cirugía Oral y Maxilofacial, Hospital Universitario Reina Sofía, Córdoba, España.


Adult rhabdomyoma is a rare neoplasm of mesenchymal origin which represents approximately 2% of tumors with skeletal muscle differentiation. There are only about 100 cases reported in the literature. It is a benign tumor occurring most frequently in the head and neck region, which affects predominantly male population of a mean age ranging from 54 to 60. The purpose of this article is to present a new case of adult rhabdomyoma located in the masticatory area, arising as a slow-growing mass bulging in the left-side jugal mucosa and temporal region. The most common location for adult rhabdomyoma is the pharyngeal cavity. This type of tumor appears as a solitary mass, though occasionally may be multifocal. This tumor being of low occurrence, correct diagnosis can prevent aggressive surgery.

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