Case Report: Adult Retroperitoneal Rhabdomyosarcoma


  •   E. Ghali Benjelloun

  •   Ghita Hatim

  •   Zaouit Meryem

  •   Ibtissam Razzouki

  •   Nisrine Bennani Guérisse

  •   Hassan Jouhadi

  •   Tarik Chekrine

  •   Zineb Bouchbika

  •   Nadia Benchekroun

  •   Nezha Tawfiq

  •   Abdelatif Benider

  •   Souha Sahraoui


Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is the most common malignant mesenchymal tumor in children and adolescents. In this article we report a rare case of RMS considering the age of 37 years and its retroperitoneal location. The symptomatology was characterized by abdominal pain and alteration of the general condition. The diagnosis was confirmed after a scan-guided biopsy followed by an immunohistochemical study.  Its management must be discussed in order to propose the appropriate therapy which was a chemotherapy in our patient with an unfavorable evolution.

Keywords: Adults, rhabdomyosarcoma, retroperitoneal, therapeutic


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