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Anaplastic variant

Author: Vijay Shankar, M.D.

Revised: 30 January 2018, last major update November 2012

Copyright: (c) 2002-2018,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Anaplastic variant

See also: alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, solid

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Cite this page: Shankar, V. Anaplastic variant. website. Accessed June 25th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma with anaplastic nuclei
  • Not a well characterized entity
  • Prognosis may be worse than typical alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Anaplastic nuclei are 3x larger than surrounding nuclei
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Foci of anaplastic cells
(nuclei are hyperchromatic and
3x larger than surrounding cells)

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