Surgery Today

, Volume 37, Issue 1, pp 38–42

Primary Rhabdomyosarcoma of the Breast in a 13-Year-Old Girl: Report of a Case

Authors

  • Hiroko Nogi
    • Department of Breast and Endocrine SurgeryJikei University School of Medicine
  • Tadashi Kobayashi
    • Department of Clinical OncologyJikei University School of Medicine
  • Kazumi Kawase
    • Department of Breast and Endocrine SurgeryJikei University School of Medicine
  • Isao Tabei
    • Department of Breast and Endocrine SurgeryJikei University School of Medicine
  • Yasuo Toriumi
    • Department of Breast and Endocrine SurgeryJikei University School of Medicine
  • Masafumi Suzuki
    • Department of PathologyJikei University School of Medicine
  • Makio Kawakami
    • Department of PathologyJikei University School of Medicine
  • Toshiaki Morikawa
    • Department of Respiratory SurgeryJikei University School of Medicine
  • Ken Uchida
    • Department of Breast and Endocrine SurgeryJikei University School of Medicine
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00595-006-3326-2

Cite this article as:
Nogi, H., Kobayashi, T., Kawase, K. et al. Surg Today (2007) 37: 38. doi:10.1007/s00595-006-3326-2

Abstract

We report a case of primary alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma of the breast in a 13-year-old Japanese girl. The patient initially presented with a 13 × 8-cm mass in her left breast, which was diagnosed as alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma after an excisional biopsy. Genetic expression of the tumor revealed t(2;13)(q35–37;q14). She underwent modified radical mastectomy (Bt + Ax) and nine lymph nodes were found to be involved. Systemic examinations showed multiple bone and lung metastases 2 weeks after her operation. Despite chemotherapy with doxorubicin, ifosfamide, and actinomycin D, which resulted in remission for 6 months, she died of the disease 8 months after surgery.

Key words

Rhabdomyosarcoma Breast Girl

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