Benign tumors

Topic Completed: 1 March 2003

Revised: 27 December 2018, last major update March 2003

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PubMed Search: Vaginal rhabdomyoma

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Rhabdomyoma. website. Accessed October 18th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Presents as polypoid mass in adults in vulva, vagina or cervix
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Interweaving and haphazardly oriented bundles of spindled to strap shaped cells, some with cross striations
  • Within myxoid matrix, beneath intact squamous epithelium
  • Rare mitotic figures, no concentration of neoplastic cells beneath the epithelium
  • May have huge cells with cytoplasmic vacuolization
  • Adult type: abundant eosinophilic cytoplasm
  • Fetal type: small cells and cells resembling fetal muscle
  • Juvenile type: intermediate between adult and fetal types
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Various images and stains from cervix

Positive stains
Differential diagnosis
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