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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 683-685

Rhabdomyosarcoma mimicking as pleural effusion


1 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Rohilkhand Medical College and Hospital, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Pathology, Rohilkhand Medical College and Hospital, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Forensic Medicine, Rohilkhand Medical College and Hospital, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Prof. Nitesh Mohan
Department of Pathology, Rohilkhand Medical College and Hospital Campus, Near Suresh Sharma Nagar, Pilibhit Bypass Road, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2249-4863.222035

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Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), a malignant neoplasm of skeletal muscle origin, is the most common soft tissue sarcoma caused by infectious disease etiology, especially in nondeveloped countries. Despite being a relatively rare cancer, it accounts for approximately 40% of all recorded soft tissue sarcomas. Alveolar RMSs are seen to occur in children, while around 80% cases occur in the first three decades of life. We present here, a case of a 12-year-old child having alveolar RMS, presenting clinically and radiologically with pleural effusion.


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