Ultrastructure of malignant rhabdoid tumor of the kidney. A distinctive renal tumor of children

Hum Pathol. 1981 Jul;12(7):646-57. doi: 10.1016/s0046-8177(81)80050-0.


An unusual and highly malignant childhood renal tumor has been noted among the specimens of the National Wilms' Tumor Study. Prominent nucleoli, PAS positive cytoplasmic inclusions, and light microscopic features suggestive of rhabdomyoblastic differentiation are hallmarks of this tumor. Ultrastructural examination of 11 specimens revealed the filamentous.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Kidney Neoplasms / ultrastructure*
  • Male
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma / ultrastructure*