Rhabdomyosarcoma embryonal type: In a three and a half year old girl

Ameer A. Khowaja, Saqib Ali Gowani, Asmatullah Khan, Saulat H. Fatimi

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Rhadomyosarcoma is the most common tumour of the soft tissues in infants and children. We report a case of a 3 1/2 year old girl who presented with a swelling over the neck. Swelling was diagnosed as Rhabdomyosarcoma (embryonal type). Tumour mass was found to be unresectable initially. The patient was subjected to multiple courses of chemotherapy, which shrunk the tumour significantly. There was simultaneous development of cystic lesions in upper lobe of right lung. Excision of the remnant rhabdomyosarcoma mass and biopsy of right lung with cystectomy of right upper lobe cystic lesion was performed. The patient fully recovered and experienced an uneventful 6 months of follow-up.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)519-520
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2008


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