CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 137-140

Aggressive rhabdomyosarcoma of palate: A case report and literature review


1 Departments of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Faculty of Dental Sciences, IMS, BHU, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Shalini Gupta
Department of Oral Pathology, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-8844.143062

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Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is the most common soft tissue sarcoma encountered in childhood and adolescence. The common sites of occurrence are the head and neck region, genitourinary tract, retroperitonium and the extremities. Orbit, paranasal sinuses, cheek, and the neck are the common affected site in head and neck region. RMS is relatively uncommon in the oral cavity, and the involvement of the jaws is extremely rare. Multidisciplinary approaches surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, are use for treatment. Here, we report an aggressive form of RMS at palate of a 9 months old female child which did not respond to chemotherapy.


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