Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome and fetal rhabdomyoma: a case study

Ear Nose Throat J. 2004 Oct;83(10):716-8.


Fetal rhabdomyoma is not generally considered part of nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome. However, a review of the literature revealed five patients with this syndrome who also had fetal rhabdomyomas in various locations. We report the first patient with nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome and a fetal rhabdomyoma of the tongue. We recommend that embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma be ruled out to avoid overly aggressive treatment of these patients.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome / complications*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Rhabdomyoma / complications*
  • Rhabdomyoma / congenital
  • Rhabdomyoma / pathology
  • Tongue Neoplasms / complications*
  • Tongue Neoplasms / congenital
  • Tongue Neoplasms / pathology