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Primary rhabdomyosarcoma of the larynx

  • G. K. Maheshwari
  • H. A. Baboo
  • Usha Gopal
  • M. K. Wadhwa
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Abstract

Sarcomas constitute fewer than 1% of the head and neck cancers. They represent less than 1% of laryngeal cancers. Primary rhabdomyosarcoma of the larynx is an extremely rare malignancy. The available literature on this medical oddity is in the form of isolated case reports only. The purpose of this article is to add another case of primary rhabdomyosarcoma of a rare site, the larynx, of which only 36 cases have so far been reported in the world literature. The present patient, an eighteen-year-old boy is only the third case being reported from India among all reported cases of rhabdomyosarcoma of the larynx in the world literature.

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Rhabdomyosarcoma Larynx 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. K. Maheshwari
    • 1
  • H. A. Baboo
    • 1
  • Usha Gopal
    • 2
  • M. K. Wadhwa
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept of Radiation OntologyThe Gujarat Cancer and Research InstituteAhmedabad (Guj)India
  2. 2.Dept of Radio DiagnosisThe Gujarat Cancer and Research InstituteIndia
  3. 3.Dept of PathologyThe Gujarat Cancer and Research InstituteIndia

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