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Authors: Dau, Michael
Kraeft, Stine-Kathrein
Kämmerer, Peer Wolfgang
Title: Unique manifestation of a multifocal adult rhabdomyoma involving the soft palate : case report and review of literature
Online publication date: 8-Jul-2019
Year of first publication: 2019
Language: english
Abstract: Extracardiac adult rhabdomyoma is a rare benign tumor, which mainly occurs in the head and neck region and originates from striated muscle tissue. We report a 64-year-old male with simultaneous diagnosis of three adult rhabdomyomas including the soft palate and performed a review the literature on multifocal adult rhabdomyoma (mARM). Including the present case, 27 mARM with a range of 2–7 lesions per patient were collected. Mean age at diagnosis was 65 years with a male (23) to female (4) ratio of 5.75:1. Common localizations were parapharyngeal space (35%), larynx (14%), submandibular (13%), paratracheal region (14%), tongue (10%), floor of mouth (9%), neck (3%) and soft palate (2%). In accordance to this review, this the first case of mARM with involvement of the soft palate.
DDC: 610 Medizin
610 Medical sciences
Institution: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Department: FB 04 Medizin
Place: Mainz
URN: urn:nbn:de:hebis:77-publ-591379
Version: Published version
Publication type: Zeitschriftenaufsatz
License: CC BY-NC
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Journal: Journal of surgical case reports
Pages or article number: rjz116
Publisher: JSCR PUBL.
Publisher place: S.l.
Issue date: 2019
ISSN: 2042-8812
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Publisher DOI: 10.1093/jscr/rjz116
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