Testis and epididymis
Spermatic cord tumors
Embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma



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PubMed Search: Embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma spermatic cord

Rafael Jimenez, M.D.
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Cite this page: Jimenez R. Embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/testisembryonalrhabdo.html. Accessed June 7th, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Most common childhood malignant tumor of spermatic cord
  • Peak age is 9 years
  • 80% overall survival
Gross description
  • Fleshy grayish white to pinkish tan mass, 4 - 6 cm and may be mucoid
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Small cells with hyperchromatic nuclei, minimal cytoplasm as well as cells with rims of eosinophilic cytoplasm and spindle cells with cytoplasmic tails and variable cross striations
  • Myxoid or collagenous stroma
Positive stains
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