Strap cell | definition of strap cell by Medical dictionary
an elongated tumor cell of uniform width that may show cross-striations; found in rhabdomyosarcoma.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012An elongated eosinophilic cell with vague cross-striations, classically seen in rhabdomyosarcomas of intermediate differentiation, in triton tumours, and teratomas with rhabdomyosarcomatous differentiation
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strap cell (strap sel)
An elongated tumor cell of uniform width that may show cross-striations; found in rhabdomyosarcoma.
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with eosinophilic cytoplasm and rare cross-striations may be seen.
Histology sections stained with hemotoxylin and eosin (H&E) shows heterologous malignant cells with many strap cells
few showing striations indicating muscle origin (Rhabdomyosarcomatous differentiation), many multinucleated osteoclast like giant cells were seen, typical & atypical mitotic figures with areas of hemorrhage & necrosis.
Histopathologic examination showed that the mass was composed of sheets of spindle-shaped cells with pleomorphic nuclei, numerous mitotic figures, mononucleated or multinucleated giant cells, and typical strap cells
. Neoplastic cells had no cross-striations in sections stained by phosphotungstic acid hematoxylin.