The Juvenile Ribbons-Foetal Type Rhabdomyoma
Journal Title: Journal of Clinical Immunology AND Microbiology
Foetal rhabdomyoma is an exceptional, benign, heterologous, immature neoplasm demonstrating skeletal muscle differentiation. Foetal rhabdomyoma commonly emerges in infants and young children with a majority of neoplasms appearing beneath <3 years and a median age of disease emergence at 4 years. Majority of neoplasms are discerned within the head and neck or posterior auricular region. Rhabdomyoma is categorized as cardiac or extra-cardiac subtypes. The neoplasm can be discerned incidentally or appear as an asymptomatic tumour mass or represent as a painless nodule. Foetal rhadomyoma is pauci-cellular and comprised of primitive, spindle-shaped cells admixed with differentiated myoblasts depicting centroidal nuclei, prominent nucleoli and abundant, eosinophilic cytoplasm incorporated with cross striations.