Pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma in an adult forearm: A case report

Timothy R. Jones, Marilyn S. Norton, Peter A.S. Johnstone, Edward Kane, Alexander Y. Shin

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Pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is a rare malignancy, and treatment protocols for this tumor are not established. Although Intergroup Rhabdomyosarcoma Study data have led to improvement in overall and disease-free survival for children with juvenile RMS, the applicability of those findings to adult pleomorphic RMS is uncertain. This report presents the case of a 29-year-old man with pleomorphic RMS of the forearm (a location not previously reported in current literature); reviews the immunohistochemical, ultrastructural, and histologic diagnostic criteria; and discusses treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)154-159
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2002


  • Adult
  • Pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Treatment
  • Upper extremity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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