Rhabdomyosarcoma in an adult hand
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CitationSeyhan, N., Keskin, M., Tosun, Z. ve Savacı, N. (2013). Rhabdomyosarcoma in an adult hand. Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery, 47(5), 422-424. https://dx.doi.org/10.3109/2000656X.2012.731580
Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is a malign tumour which arises from cells committed to a skeletal muscle lineage. It constitutes 4%–8% of all childhood malignancies but is rare in adults. The rare pleomorphic subtype occurs almost exclusively in adults and most often involves the extremities. RMS of the hand or foot comprise a minority of extremity cases. An adult patient with rhabdomyosarcoma in the hand, which is very rare, is presented in this article. General characteristics of the tumour and the treatment strategies are discussed.