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Rhabdomyoblastic Differentiation in Metastatic Melanoma: Making Sense of This Rare but Complex Form of Mimicry.
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PMID:  24275885     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A case of melanoma with rhabdomyoblastic differentiation is presented in the context of the previously reported cases. The emerging literature seeking to identify the molecular basis of rhabdoid and rhabdomyoblastic differentiation, as well as their poor prognosis, is reviewed. The combination of a diverse range of morphology and the potential for spontaneous primary tumor regression, despite metastasis, makes the accurate diagnosis of melanoma challenging. Histopathology review is often recommended in these cases, as is referral to a specialized cancer center for discussion in a multidisciplinary meeting. Improved recognition of this rare pattern of melanoma morphology may provide the means for omics-based techniques to identify novel therapeutic targets to improve the prognostic outlook for these patients.
Daniel J Reilly; Mila Volchek; Jeannette W C Ting; Prue Allan; Michael W Findlay
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-11-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of surgical pathology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1940-2465     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Surg. Pathol.     Publication Date:  2013 Nov 
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Created Date:  2013-11-26     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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