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n. pl. rhab·do·my·o·mas or rhab·do·my·o·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A tumor in striated muscle fibers.

[Greek rhabdos, rod; see rhabdomancy + myoma.]
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n, pl -mas or -mata (-mətə)
(Pathology) pathol a benign tumour of striated muscle
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek rhabdos a rod + myoma]
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(ˌræb doʊ maɪˈoʊ mə)

n., pl. -mas, -ma•ta (-mə tə)
a benign tumor made up of striated muscular tissue. Compare leiomyoma.
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Noun1.rhabdomyoma - benign rumor of striated muscle
myoma - a benign tumor composed of muscle tissue
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The benign tumors is further categorized into myxoma, papillary heart tumors, fibromas, rhabdomyomas, angioma, and lipomas.
Rhabdomyomas are the most common cardiac tumors in infants and children, and they are closely related with tuberous sclerosis (TS).
Rhabdomyomas are benign solitary or multiple tumors that originate from striated muscle (COOPER & VALENTINE, 2017), occurring in the myocardium, as well as in the skeletal muscles of the larynx and head region in humans and animals (COOPER & VALENTINE, 2017).
They have an autopsy frequency of between 0.001-0.030%, with three-fourth of them being benign.2 Almost half of the benign cardiac tumours are myxomas and the rest are papillary fibroelastomas, rhabdomyomas, fibromas and lipomas.2 Cardiac fibroma is the second most common paediatric tumour of the heart.1 The usual age at presentation is 13 years3 with almost one-third patients presenting at less than one year of age.4 Only 15% patients present in adulthood.4 Our patient presented quite late at the age of thirty-eight years which is uncommon for cardiac fibromas.
An early diagnosis of tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) may be possible in many infants who receive an echocardiogram for cardiac rhabdomyomas and a skin examination for hypomelanotic macules--both of which are noninvasive tests that do not require sedation, said Peter E.
Although cardiac rhabdomyomas are known to spontaneously regress in patients with tuberous sclerosis, many complications associated with tumor location and size are possible [1-3].
Rhabdomyomas are the most common primary cardiac tumors (50%), followed by fibromas (25%) and myxomas (9-15%) which, despite being the most common adult cardiac tumor, are rare among children [1].
Normal function and anatomy of the heart were seen, and no rhabdomyomas were detected in the heart.
It depends largely on the tumour location: the patient may be asymptomatic if the tumour is located far from the outflow tract, as in the case of the rhabdomyomas. When the tumour is located within these flow paths, it can generate their obstruction and therefore produce moderate to severe hemodynamic disorders.
In our patient's future off springs, we plan to conduct antenatal screening as multiple imaging modalities can confirm in utero diagnosis of TCS.6 An anomaly scan done in 2nd trimester can identify major structural anomalies in about 60% cases, including fetal cardiac rhabdomyomas, polycystic kidney disease, or CNS lesions as seen in TSC.7 Genetic testing for TSC1 and TSC2 having more than 90% sensitivity is commercially available in developed countries of the world but rarely available and very costly in developing countries.
Rhabdomyomas are a group of benign tumors that show skeletal muscle differentiation.
Cardiac fibromas (CFs) represent the second most common benign cardiac tumor in the pediatric population following rhabdomyomas. Patients can be asymptomatic or present with palpitations, cardiac murmur, arrhythmias, congestive heart failure, and even sudden death according to the size and location of the tumor.