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CASE REPORT
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 274-276

Embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma of the chest wall: A case report and review of the literature


1 Department of Pathology, M. S. Ramaiah Medical College and Hospital, Bangalore, India
2 Department of Surgical Oncology, M. S. Ramaiah Medical College and Hospital, Bangalore, India
3 Department of Medical Oncology, M. S. Ramaiah Medical College and Hospital, Bangalore, India
4 Department of Radiology, M. S. Ramaiah Medical College and Hospital, Bangalore, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.41694

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Embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma is a soft-tissue sarcoma which has a predilection for the head and neck area, genitourinary tract and the extremities. We report a rare case of embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma of the chest wall in an 8-year-old girl, presenting as a destructive tumor in the rib and clinically and radiologically mimicking Ewing's sarcoma. Histopathological examination showed a small round cell tumor. Immunohistochemically, the positivity for muscle markers desmin and myogenin in the tumor cells proved to be useful for making a definitive diagnosis of embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma. Cytogenetic analysis revealed a high level of aneuploidy in the tumor cells, with double-minutes and additional chromosomal structural aberrations. The patient is responding well to chemotherapy.


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