Embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma in ascitic fluid. Immunocytochemical and DNA flow cytometric study

W. C. Allsbrook, N. W. Stead, C. G. Pantazis, J. H. Houston, J. H. Crosby

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We report the case of an 18-year-old woman who had a small-cell malignant neoplasm of the left paranasal sinuses and who, 18 months later, developed malignant ascites. Immunoperoxidase stains of the ascitic fluid cells and, subsequently, the original tumor, identified it as embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma. Flow cytometric DNA analysis of the ascitic fluid demonstrated an aneuploid cell population that was also present in the paraffin-embedded tissue on which the original diagnosis had been made.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)847-849
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Nov 19 1986
Externally publishedYes


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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Medical Laboratory Technology

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