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Melanomas With Rhabdomyosarcomatous Differentiation: Two Further Cases of a Rare Pathologic Pitfall.
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PMID:  24788528     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We describe 2 new cases of malignant melanoma with divergent rhabdomyoblastic differentiation occurring in adult patients. The patients were women aged 67 and 51 years with primary cutaneous and uterine cervical melanoma, respectively. Rhabdomyoblastic differentiation in melanoma is very rare in adult patients, and to our knowledge, only 7 such cases have been described in the world literature, of which only 4 have conclusive documentation of the presence of rhabdomyoblastic differentiation. We present the fifth and sixth cases of adult melanomas with conclusive divergent rhabdomyoblastic differentiation, including the first noncutaneous (cervical) case; we also review the literature and highlight the potential for underrecognition of this phenomenon.
Authors:
Patrick Shenjere; Cyril Fisher; Ramzi Rajab; Lipsta Patnaik; Steve Hazell; Khin Thway
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-4-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of surgical pathology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1940-2465     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Surg. Pathol.     Publication Date:  2014 Apr 
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Created Date:  2014-5-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9314927     Medline TA:  Int J Surg Pathol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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