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pseudo-leukemic alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma

Tuesday 26 December 2017

alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma masquerading as acute leukemia

A small number of rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) cases involve the bone marrow. A leukemic presentation of RMS has been reported in a few case series, although almost all cases of leukemic RMS are not completely mimicking leukemia.

It has been encountered some cases with RMS cell infiltration of the bone marrow that resembled floating hematological cells.

Open references

- Complete mimicry: a case of alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma masquerading as acute leukemia. Imataki O, Uemura M, Uchida S, Yokokura S, Takeuchi A, Ishikawa R, Kondo A, Seo K, Kadowaki N. Diagn Pathol. 2017 Nov 2;12(1):77. doi : 10.1186/s13000-017-0667-7 PMID: 29096655 Free