Pelvic alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma in a young adult

David Reisner, Chiemezie Amadi, Irwin Beckman, Shweta Patel, Ramana Surampudi

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Rhabdomyosarcomas are soft-tissue tumors, rare in adults. Accounting for nearly 5% of childhood cancers, they represent less than 0.03% of adult malignancies (1, 2). Three different subtypes of rhabdomyosarcoma have been described (embryonal, alveolar and pleomorphic), making up approximately 50%, 30%, and 20% of the cases, respectively (3). Although the definitive diagnosis is made pathologically, some distinguishing features among these subtypes, and between rhabdomyosarcomas and other soft-tissue tumors, can be suggested on MRI and CT. We present an interesting case of a 20-year-old female with a locally aggressive pelvic alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma. While the prognosis has improved with newer treatment techniques, overall survival rates remain poor. Our case study presents typical features of a rare disease, which can often present a diagnostic dilemma for clinicians.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number798
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma
Rhabdomyosarcoma
Young Adult
Neoplasms
Rare Diseases

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Reisner, D., Amadi, C., Beckman, I., Patel, S., & Surampudi, R. (2014). Pelvic alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma in a young adult. Radiology Case Reports, 9(4), [798]. https://doi.org/10.2484/rcr.v9i4.798

Pelvic alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma in a young adult. / Reisner, David; Amadi, Chiemezie; Beckman, Irwin; Patel, Shweta; Surampudi, Ramana.

In: Radiology Case Reports, Vol. 9, No. 4, 798, 2014.

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Reisner, D, Amadi, C, Beckman, I, Patel, S & Surampudi, R 2014, 'Pelvic alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma in a young adult', Radiology Case Reports, vol. 9, no. 4, 798. https://doi.org/10.2484/rcr.v9i4.798
Reisner D, Amadi C, Beckman I, Patel S, Surampudi R. Pelvic alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma in a young adult. Radiology Case Reports. 2014;9(4). 798. https://doi.org/10.2484/rcr.v9i4.798
Reisner, David ; Amadi, Chiemezie ; Beckman, Irwin ; Patel, Shweta ; Surampudi, Ramana. / Pelvic alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma in a young adult. In: Radiology Case Reports. 2014 ; Vol. 9, No. 4.
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