A case of primary pulmonary rhabdomyosarcoma occurring in a 62-year-old man is reported, and a review of the literature is presented. The tumor affected the left upper lobe and involved the mediastinal lymph nodes. Immunohistochemical and ultrastructural studies supported the myogenic phenotype of the neoplasm. A left pneumonectomy was performed with complete surgical removal of the tumor. Postoperative radiotherapy was carried out. The patient is currently alive and free of disease 9 months after operation. Despite the rarity of primary pulmonary rhabdomyosarcoma, this tumor should be differentiated from other poorly differentiated pulmonary neoplasms and from metastatic sarcomas.

Primary pulmonary rhabdomyosarcoma: report of a case in an adult and review of the litterature / C. COMIN; SANTUCCI M; NOVELLI L; DINI S.. - In: ULTRASTRUCTURAL PATHOLOGY. - ISSN 0191-3123. - STAMPA. - 25:(2001), pp. 269-273.

Primary pulmonary rhabdomyosarcoma: report of a case in an adult and review of the litterature.

COMIN, CAMILLA EVA;SANTUCCI, MARCO;DINI, SERGIO
2001

Abstract

A case of primary pulmonary rhabdomyosarcoma occurring in a 62-year-old man is reported, and a review of the literature is presented. The tumor affected the left upper lobe and involved the mediastinal lymph nodes. Immunohistochemical and ultrastructural studies supported the myogenic phenotype of the neoplasm. A left pneumonectomy was performed with complete surgical removal of the tumor. Postoperative radiotherapy was carried out. The patient is currently alive and free of disease 9 months after operation. Despite the rarity of primary pulmonary rhabdomyosarcoma, this tumor should be differentiated from other poorly differentiated pulmonary neoplasms and from metastatic sarcomas.
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