Pleomorphic Rhabdomyosarcoma of the Uterus in a Postmenopausal Patient

Katalin BORKA1, Kálmán PATAI2, Anikó RENDEK1, Gábor SOBEL2, Ferenc PAULIN2

12nd Department of Pathology, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
22nd Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary


Pure rhabdomyosarcomas occurring in the adult uterus are very rare, with poor prognosis. We present a case of a 67-year-old woman with postmenopausal vaginal bleeding caused by pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma of the uterus, treated with hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, pelvic/paraaortic lymphadenectomy and partial sigmoidectomy. Postoperative chemotherapy (Doxorubicin) was given according to protocol. Follow-up examinations one year after surgery revealed no abnormalities or tumor recurrence. The rarity of this histological entity makes the presented case worthy of publication. Pathology & Oncology Research, Vol 12, Nr 2, 102-104, 2006

Key words: pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma; uterus; adult; immunohistochemistry; postmenopausal bleeding

Received: Oct 18, 2005; accepted: Mar 5, 2006
Correspondence: Katalin BORKA, 2nd Department of Pathology, Semmelweis University, Üllõi út 93. Budapest H-1091, Hungary; Tel: +36-l-2156921, Fax: +36-l-2156921; E-mail:

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