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April 1927

RHABDOMYOSARCOMA OF THE VULVAR ORIFICE IN CHILDREN: REPORT OF A CASE

Author Affiliations

PASADENA, CALIF.

Arch Surg. 1927;14(4):860-867. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1927.01130160069003
Abstract

The great rarity of tumors of the vagina in little girls and the great pathologic interest attached to such tumors have led me to report a case and to review the literature on the subject.

Tumors of the same histologic structure as the one reported in this article have been found in fishes, in mammals and in man. These tumors have arisen from various parts of the body, e. g., from the uvula, the testes, the ovary, the prostate gland and from the muscle fibers in various portions of the body. This article will be limited to rhabdomyomas of malignant character springing from the vagina. This site seems to be the most common point of origin, with the possible exception of the kidney. Holmes1 compiled thirty-nine cases in 1906. Other less common sites of origin are the heart, lungs, esophagus and uterus.

Since the report of Holmes on thirty-nine

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