Alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma of the thenar eminence in a 7-year-old child. A case report.
Rhabdomyosarcoma is a highly malignant soft tissue tumor that develops from muscle cells. It is the most common soft tissue sarcoma in children and adolescents and rarely occurs in the hand. Alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma is the commonest histological subtype seen and has the worst prognosis. We report a case of a 7-year-old child, with an alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma of the right thenar eminence, which was treated by wide surgical excision, followed by adjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Seven years after the operation, no recurrence or metastasis has been observed and the patient remains tumor-free.
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