Primary perineal alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma metastatic to an extraocular muscle

Melanie L. McCarty, Matthew Wilson, Fadi Ibrahim, Christine E. Fuller, Larry E. Kun, Barrett G. Haik

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Abstract

A 17-year-old boy diagnosed with an alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma involving the perineum and with extensive lymphadenopathy was treated with chemotherapy yet developed metastases to the head and neck 6 months into therapy. Ten months after initial diagnosis, while receiving salvage chemotherapy and radiotherapy, he returned with pain on movement of his left eye, proptosis, and ptosis of the left upper eyelid. Computed tomography (CT) revealed a mass within the left lateral rectus muscle that biopsy confirmed to be metastatic alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma. Despite continued chemotherapy and radiotherapy, he ultimately died of the disease. Alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma from distant sites rarely metastasizes to the extraocular muscles. However, our case shows that alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma may metastasize to the orbit and involve a single muscle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-335
Number of pages3
JournalOphthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

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Oculomotor Muscles
Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma
Drug Therapy
Radiotherapy
Perineum
Muscles
Exophthalmos
Orbit
Eyelids
Eye Movements
Neck
Head
Tomography
Neoplasm Metastasis
Biopsy
Pain

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  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

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Primary perineal alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma metastatic to an extraocular muscle. / McCarty, Melanie L.; Wilson, Matthew; Ibrahim, Fadi; Fuller, Christine E.; Kun, Larry E.; Haik, Barrett G.

In: Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery, Vol. 19, No. 4, 01.01.2003, p. 333-335.

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McCarty, Melanie L. ; Wilson, Matthew ; Ibrahim, Fadi ; Fuller, Christine E. ; Kun, Larry E. ; Haik, Barrett G. / Primary perineal alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma metastatic to an extraocular muscle. In: Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery. 2003 ; Vol. 19, No. 4. pp. 333-335.
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