This is special type of mixed mesodermal tumor (rhabdomyosarcoma) commonly arising from the cervix and sometimes from the vagina or the uterus. It may affect both the adult and the child (usually before the age of 8).
CLINICAL FEATURES: - The presenting features are:
- Blood stained watery vaginal discharge
- Anemia and cachexia
- Vaginal examination reveals pinkish, grape-like polypoidal soft growth arising from the cervix. It may often fill up the whole vagina.
DIAGNOSIS:- is confirmed by histologic appearances of loose myxomatous stroma, pleomorphic malignant cells with occasional striated rhabdomyoblasts.
- Tumours in the abdomen or pelvis can cause vomiting, pain in abdomen, constipation.
- In advance cases it may cause:-
Lumps under the skin(often in the neck, under the arm, or in the groin), bone pain, constant cough, weakness, or weight loss.
Prognosis: Local recurrence and distant metastases are common. Prognosis is poor.
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