Alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma of the lung in a child

Takuo Noda, Takuji Todani, Yasuhiro Watanabe, Sadashige Uemura, Naoto Urushihara, Yoshiki Morotomi, Kiyoshi Sasaki

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The case of a 22-month-old boy with alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma of the lung is presented. Brain metastasis and recurrence of the right pulmonary hilum and parietal pleura developed 6, 11, and 24 months (respectively) after tumor resection. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy were effective. Neuron-specific enolase was very helpful in detecting metastasis and disease recurrence. Primary pulmonary rhabdomyosarcoma can be divided into two groups: tumor in the normal lung, and tumor in cystic lesions of the lung.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1607-1608
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • alveolar type
  • lung

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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