Nasopharyngeal rhabdomyosarcoma: report of one case.

C. C. Lee*, C. C. Hsiao, S. C. Huang, H. L. Eng

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Rhabdomyosarcoma, a common soft tissue sarcoma in children, is rarely reported. The head and neck are the most common sites of occurrence. A case of embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma of the nasopharynx is presented. The patient, a five-year-old boy, presented with a two-monthly history of epistaxis. Ear-Nose-Throat examination revealed a mass at the hard palate. Head and neck MRI showed a nasopharyngeal mass with invasion to the skull base, and intracranial extention. Histological examination of the mass revealed embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma. A combination chemotherapy and intrathecal medication was administered. This was followed by radiotherapy to the tumor site with 2 cm free margins. A good tumor response was found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)364-367
Number of pages4
JournalZhonghua Minguo xiao er ke yi xue hui za zhi [Journal]. Zhonghua Minguo xiao er ke yi xue hui
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes


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