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Extracardiac rhabdomyoma; Rhabdomyoma of genital parts
Rare benign mesenchymal tumours with skeletal muscle differentiation
Extracardiac rhabdomyomas are very rare neoplasm, comprising less than 2% of the neoplasm of the skeletal muscle origin. Because of their extreme rarity, the incidence of genital rhabdomyomas is unknown.
In males, the average age is lower than in women, affecting mainly adolescents and infants.
Only rare cases have been reported in males.
The most commonly affected sites are the epididymis, spermatic cord, tunica vaginalis, or paratesticular regions. One prostatic rhabdomyoma is also reported.
Surgical intervention with complete excision is normally curative. Radiation therapy and chemotherapy are not usually required.
The prognosis is excellent with surgical intervention and completes removal of the lesion, even though the tumors may be deep seated. Recurrences are reported only after...
- Wehner, M. S., Humphreys, J. L., & Sharkey, F. E. (2000). Epididymal rhabdomyoma: Report of a case, including histologic and immunohistochemical findings. Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, 124, 1518–1519.Google Scholar