Volume 27, Issue 3 (9-2003)                   Research in Medicine 2003, 27(3): 247-249 | Back to browse issues page

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Primary rhabdomyosarcoma is a rare entity. To date, only 29 cases have been reported in the world literature. The current article presents another case of this disease, in which a 3-year-old boy was referred to our service with a one-week history of productive cough and fever. Imaging studies revealed a huge mass on the right lung as well as plural effusion. He underwent a right posterolateral thoracotomy and lobectomy. Pathologic studies revealed a primary pulmonary rhabdomyosarcoma of embryonic type. He has no other symptoms of disease on a 6-month follow-up.

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Type of Study: General | Subject: Interdisciplinary (Educational Management, Educational research, Statistics, Medical education
Received: 2003/01/3 | Published: 2003/09/15