Gluteal rhabdomyosarcoma in a newborn-A case report Case Report

J Child Indian, Health
2014 unpublished
Rhabdomyosarcoma is the most common soft tissue malignancy of childhood; however, can be seen very rarely in the neonatal period also. It may arise anywhere in the body; head and neck, and genitourinary regions being the most frequent sites. Truncal and gluteal rhabdomyosarcoma is relatively rare occurrence. We report a neonate with embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma arising from the gluteal muscles at birth. Ultrasonography and Magnetic resonance imaging raised the possibility of hemangioma
more » ... mangioma lymhangioma. Total excision was done and chemotherapy given. The child had a recurrence after 6 months where the nodule along with the scar was excised. A chemoport was introduced and the child underwent further 4 cycles of chemotherapy after recurrence. He is well on 2 years follow up without any disability.