Rhabdomyosarcoma Presenting as a Cutaneous Nodule

Karen Wiss, Alvin Jr Solomon, Sharon S. Raimer, Thom E. Lobe, William Gourley, John T. Headington

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Abstract

Two patients with rhabdomyosarcoma presented clinically with dermal nodules on the face. The first patient was a 12-month-old girl with a 2 × 3-cm-diameter red nodule on her left cheek that had begun as a small red papule when she was 3 months old and had progressively increased in size. The second patient was a 19-year-old girl who presented with an enlarging mass on her right cheek that had begun as a pea-sized nodule three months previously. In both cases, biopsies revealed a rhabdomyosarcoma in the underlying soft tissue with extension into the overlying dermis. Rhabdomyosarcoma presenting as a dermal nodule is rare. It usually presents as an asymptomatic papule without distinctive clinical features and therefore may result in delayed diagnosis unless a biopsy is performed. (Arch Dermatol 1988;124:1687-1690).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1687-1690
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Dermatology
Volume124
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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Rhabdomyosarcoma
Cheek
Skin
Biopsy
Delayed Diagnosis
Peas
Dermis

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Wiss, K., Solomon, A. J., Raimer, S. S., Lobe, T. E., Gourley, W., & Headington, J. T. (1988). Rhabdomyosarcoma Presenting as a Cutaneous Nodule. Archives of Dermatology, 124(11), 1687-1690. https://doi.org/10.1001/archderm.1988.01670110047010

Rhabdomyosarcoma Presenting as a Cutaneous Nodule. / Wiss, Karen; Solomon, Alvin Jr; Raimer, Sharon S.; Lobe, Thom E.; Gourley, William; Headington, John T.

In: Archives of Dermatology, Vol. 124, No. 11, 1988, p. 1687-1690.

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Wiss, K, Solomon, AJ, Raimer, SS, Lobe, TE, Gourley, W & Headington, JT 1988, 'Rhabdomyosarcoma Presenting as a Cutaneous Nodule', Archives of Dermatology, vol. 124, no. 11, pp. 1687-1690. https://doi.org/10.1001/archderm.1988.01670110047010
Wiss K, Solomon AJ, Raimer SS, Lobe TE, Gourley W, Headington JT. Rhabdomyosarcoma Presenting as a Cutaneous Nodule. Archives of Dermatology. 1988;124(11):1687-1690. https://doi.org/10.1001/archderm.1988.01670110047010
Wiss, Karen ; Solomon, Alvin Jr ; Raimer, Sharon S. ; Lobe, Thom E. ; Gourley, William ; Headington, John T. / Rhabdomyosarcoma Presenting as a Cutaneous Nodule. In: Archives of Dermatology. 1988 ; Vol. 124, No. 11. pp. 1687-1690.
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