Not All the Spindle Cell Tumors in Oral Cavity Are Sarcomatoid Squamous Cell Carcinoma

  • Adarsh Barwad
  • Ravi Hari Phulware
  • Anubhav Narwal
  • Vineet Gupta
  • Prashant RamtekeEmail author
Case Report


Embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma (ERMS) is most common subtype of RMS arising from primitive embryonic skeletal-muscle cells. Hence, it can arise anywhere in the body, often in the sites where skeletal muscle is not usually found. RMS commonly occurs in the 1st decade of life in more than 50% of the cases. ERMS is extremely rare in adults. It commonly occurs in head and neck and genitourinary tract. Clinical manifestation varies depending upon mass effect and obstruction [1].

We reported a rare case of ERMS in a 48-year old male, presented as an ulcer over left buccal mucosa and rapidly progresses to a mass in left cheek, which was locally aggressive without distant metastasis. A detail histopathological examination with relevant IHC has to be performed in an atypical morphology at the odd site.

Case Report

A 48-year male beedi smoker was presented to the dentist in Jan 2016 with the complaint of pain at the angle of jaw, especially on opening the mouth and difficulty in opening...



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PathologyAIIMSNew Delhi-29India
  2. 2.Department of Medical OncologyAIIMSNew Delhi-29India

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