Lipid-rich rhabdomyosarcoma-a potential source of diagnostic confusion

Craig W. Zuppan, Gary W. Mierau, Douglas A. Weeks

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Rhabdomyosarcoma is an often primitive tumor capable of diverse morphologic manifestations. The article describes three cases of childhood rhabdomyosarcoma in which a significant population of lipid-rich tumor cells was present. The lack of specificity and potentially confusing nature of this feature are discussed, and the ultrastructural diagnosis of rhabdomyosarcoma is briefly reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)353-359
Number of pages7
JournalUltrastructural Pathology
Issue number4-5
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes


  • Childhood
  • Electron microscopy
  • Lipid
  • Liposarcoma
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Structural Biology
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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