Cerebral rhabdomyosarcoma with rhabdoid tumor-like features

V. Caputo, M. L. Repetti, N. Grimoldi, G. Lazzarini, B. Masini, F. Radice

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The present paper describes a case of cerebral neoplasm presenting histological-immunohistochemical characteristics of malignant rhabdoid tumor (MRT) and ultrastructural features of both MRT and rhabdomyosarcoma (R). MRT was first described as an aggressive neoplasm of unknown histogenesis of the kidney, then many other sites of onset were reported, including the central nervous system. However, it has been shown that other tumors of known histogenesis can mimick histologic and ultrastructural features of MRT On the basis of our findings we agree with authors who support the notion that extrarenal MRT has often a different histogenesis from MRT of kidney, and it probably is a 'phenotypic' entity rather than a distinct pathologic entity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-86
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Neuro-Oncology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1997


  • Brain tumors
  • Electron microscopy
  • Extrarenal rhabdoid tumor
  • Immunocytochemistry
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology
  • Neuroscience(all)


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