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Spindle cell neoplasm

What is a spindle-cell neoplasm? A spindle-cell neoplasm is a general term used to describe an abnormal growth (a neoplasm) made up of spindle cells (cells that are longer than they are wide). Spindle-cell neoplasm is considered a general term because it includes many different types of benign (non-cancerous) and malignant (cancerous) growths. Most malignant …
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What is rhabdomyosarcoma?​ Rhabdomyosarcoma is a type of cancer made up of immature muscle cells. It is part of a group of cancers called sarcomas. Rhabdomyosarcoma can start anywhere in the body where skeletal muscle cells are normally found. The most common locations for rhabdomyosarcoma include the head and neck, arms and legs, bladder, trunk (chest …
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Spindle cells

What are spindle cells? Spindle cells are specialized cells that are longer than they are wide. They are found both in normal, healthy tissue and in tumours. The most common type of normal spindle cell is called a fibroblast. Fibroblasts are support cells that are found in a type of connective tissue called stroma. Tumours …
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