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CASE REPORT
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

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Durgaprasad S Hegde
Department of Orthopaedics, Konaseema Institute of Medical Sciences, Chaitanya Nagar, Amalapuram - 533 201, Andhra Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2277-8632.128444

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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.


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