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The ultrastructure of primary cerebral rhabdomyosarcoma

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Primary intracranial rhabdomyosarcoma is extremely rare. A case of primary rhabdomyosarcoma in the left basal ganglia is described in a 2-year-old boy. The investigations revealed no primary lesion elsewhere except in the brain. At the electron-microscopic level, the majority of the cells contained specific microfilamentous bundles, which were either distributed at random or organized in myofibrils identified by their cross striations with primitive Z band formation.

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Masuzawa, T., Shimabukuro, H., Kamoshita, S. et al. The ultrastructure of primary cerebral rhabdomyosarcoma. Acta Neuropathol 56, 307–310 (1982). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00691264

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Key words

  • Primary rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Brain tumor
  • Ultrastructure
  • Basal ganglia