Incidental Discovery of Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma on CT Imaging

  • Esha Jain Department of Medicine, Albany Medical Center, Albany, New York, USA
  • Ali Al-Tarbsheh Department of Medicine, Albany Medical Center, Albany, New York, USA
  • Jozef Oweis Department of Medicine, Albany Medical Center, Albany, New York, USA
  • Hala Abdelwahab Department of Pathology, Albany Medical Center, Albany, New York, USA
  • Boris Shkolnik Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Albany Medical Center, Albany, New York, USA

Keywords

Rhabdomyosarcoma, embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma, immunohistochemistry

Abstract

Rhabdomyosarcoma is an uncommon soft tissue sarcoma that rarely presents in adults. Clinical presentation is dependent on site and size. We present the case of a woman who presented with acute-onset dyspnoea and whose pathology report confirmed embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma (ERMS) seen as an incidental finding on chest computed tomography. We also describe the clinical, laboratory and radiological work-up conducted to diagnose and manage ERMS in the critical care setting.

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  • Published: 2021-11-24

    Issue: 2021: LATEST ONLINE (view)

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    Jain E, Al-Tarbsheh A, Oweis J, Abdelwahab H, Shkolnik B. Incidental Discovery of Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma on CT Imaging . EJCRIM 2021;2 doi:10.12890/2021_002834.

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