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Unique Finding of a Fetal Rhabdomyoma in the Lacrimal Gland

Author(s): Alyssa Erin Sidoff | Son Ho | Laura Bratton | Alejandra Valenzuela

Journal: Vision Pan-America
ISSN 2219-4665

Volume: 12;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 21;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Lacrimal Gland | neoplasm | fetal rhabdomyoma

Fetal rhabdomyomas are a rare neoplasm composed of immature striated muscle cells that resemble rhabdomesenchymal cells during weeks 6-10 of embryogenesis. This tumor, though well-described in many anatomic locations, is most commonly found in the head and neck region. We report a case that highlights the difficulty in diagnosing a fetal rhabdomyoma in the lacrimal gland of a 56 year old woman. This case report gives an overview of this rare neoplasm, detailing the presentation, diagnosis, and treatment.
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