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pleo·mor·phic rhab·domyosar·co·ma

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  1. pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma, pleomorphic rhabdosarcomanoun

    form of rhabdomyosarcoma that affects limb muscles of older adults


  1. pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma

    Pleomorphism is a term used in histology and cytopathology to describe variability in the size, shape and staining of cells and/or their nuclei. Several key determinants of cell and nuclear size, like ploidy and the regulation of cellular metabolism, are commonly disrupted in tumors. Therefore, cellular and nuclear pleomorphism is one of the earliest hallmarks of cancer progression and a feature characteristic of malignant neoplasms and dysplasia. Certain benign cell types may also exhibit pleomorphism, e.g. neuroendocrine cells, Arias-Stella reaction. A rare type of rhabdomyosarcoma that is found in adults is known as pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma.Despite the prevalence of pleomorphism in human pathology, its role in disease progression is unclear. In epithelial tissue, pleomorphism in cellular size can induce packing defects and disperse aberrant cells. But the consequence of atypical cell and nuclear morphology in other tissues is unknown.


  1. pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma

    Pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma is a rare subtype of rhabdomyosarcoma, a type of cancer that affects skeletal muscle tissue. The term "pleomorphic" refers to the cancer cells' tendency to vary in size, shape, and appearance. This type of cancer is generally aggressive and is most often found in adults. It typically occurs in the limbs and trunk and can also affect the head and neck regions.


  1. Pleomorphic Rhabdomyosarcoma

    An aggressive malignant mesenchymal neoplasm with skeletal muscle differentiation, occurring in adults and rarely in children. The tumor is characterized by the presence of bizarre round, spindle, and polygonal cells. Clinical presentation includes a rapidly enlarging painful mass usually of the lower extremities.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4


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