Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
Print this page Email this page Users Online: 576
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 57-59

Pleomorphic Rhabdomyosarcoma in upper limb in an adult

1 Department of Orthopaedics, Konaseema Institute of Medical Sciences, Amalapuram, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Pathology, Konaseema Institute of Medical Sciences, Amalapuram, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Durgaprasad S Hegde
Department of Orthopaedics, Konaseema Institute of Medical Sciences, Chaitanya Nagar, Amalapuram - 533 201, Andhra Pradesh
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2277-8632.128444

Rights and Permissions

Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is the most common form of soft tissue sarcoma in the first 2 decades of life, with a peak age incidence in very young children. Due to the rarity of adult RMS, information regarding its clinical and biologic characteristics is very limited. We report a case of pleomorphic RMS of upper extremity in a 50-year-old man. There was no metastasis of the tumor. The patient underwent surgery with enbloc excision of the tumor. Histopathological examination showed typical features of pleomorphic RMS composed of large polygonal pleomorphic cells with eosinophilic cytoplasm and plenty of large multinucleated tumor giant cells having bizarre nuclei. Postoperatively patient took radiotherapy. There was no recurrence of tumor with follow-up of 2 years.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded228    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal