Rhabdomyosarcoma presenting as a cutaneous nodule

K. Wiss, A. R. Solomon, Sharon Raimer, T. E. Lobe, W. Gourley, J. 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 2 x 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 patients 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 feautures and therefore may result in delayed diagnosis unless a biopsy is performed.

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

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Rhabdomyosarcoma
Cheek
Skin
Biopsy
Delayed Diagnosis
Peas
Dermis

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Wiss, K., Solomon, A. R., Raimer, S., Lobe, T. E., Gourley, W., & Headington, J. T. (1988). Rhabdomyosarcoma presenting as a cutaneous nodule. Archives of Dermatology, 124(11), 1687-1690.

Rhabdomyosarcoma presenting as a cutaneous nodule. / Wiss, K.; Solomon, A. R.; Raimer, Sharon; Lobe, T. E.; Gourley, W.; Headington, J. T.

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

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Wiss, K, Solomon, AR, Raimer, S, Lobe, TE, Gourley, W & Headington, JT 1988, 'Rhabdomyosarcoma presenting as a cutaneous nodule', Archives of Dermatology, vol. 124, no. 11, pp. 1687-1690.
Wiss K, Solomon AR, Raimer S, Lobe TE, Gourley W, Headington JT. Rhabdomyosarcoma presenting as a cutaneous nodule. Archives of Dermatology. 1988;124(11):1687-1690.
Wiss, K. ; Solomon, A. R. ; Raimer, Sharon ; Lobe, T. E. ; Gourley, W. ; Headington, J. T. / Rhabdomyosarcoma presenting as a cutaneous nodule. In: Archives of Dermatology. 1988 ; Vol. 124, No. 11. pp. 1687-1690.
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