Benign vaginal rhabdomyoma: a light and electron microscopic study.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A benign vaginal rhabdomyoma from a 49-year-old woman was examined by light and electron microscopy. While many of the ultrastructural features conformed to those noted in previously described rhabdomyomas, certain features are described for the first time. These include attachment plaques between cells enclosed within a common basement membrane, cytoplasmic bodies, and peripheral couplings. Finally, the literature is reviewed and the reported cases of rhabdomyoma are divided into adult and fetal types based upon light microscopic criteria.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gold, JH; Bossen, EH

Published Date

  • May 1, 1976

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 37 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 2283 - 2294

PubMed ID

  • 1260716

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0008-543X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/1097-0142(197605)37:5<2283::aid-cncr2820370519>;2-5


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States