Primary pulmonary rhabdomyosarcoma in a 5-month-old boy: A case report

Henry L. Chang, Andrew E. Rosenberg, Alison M. Friedmann, Daniel P. Ryan, Peter T. Masiakos

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Primary pulmonary rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) in the pediatric population is a rare entity. A 5-month-old boy initially treated for pneumonia was proven to have a primary pulmonary RMS, which was resected via thoracotomy. After a course of chemotherapy following the Children's Oncology Group low-risk RMS protocol (ARST0331), a restaging chest computerized tomography scan showed local recurrence, which was also resected by open thoracotomy. The patient is currently undergoing local radiotherapy and salvage chemotherapy regimen. This patient is the youngest reported to date with this entity. The prognostic significance of his young age and the morphologic findings of his tumor are unclear.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)461-463
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Anaplasia
  • Pediatric pulmonary tumors
  • Primary pulmonary rhabdomyosarcoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Hematology
  • Oncology


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