Alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma originating between the fourth and fifth metatarsal--case report and literature review.
AffiliationDepartment of Surgery, Beaumont University Hospital, Beaumont, Dublin 9, Ireland. email@example.com
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CitationAlveolar rhabdomyosarcoma originating between the fourth and fifth metatarsal--case report and literature review. 2010, 16 (3):e51-4 Foot Ankle Surg
JournalFoot and ankle surgery : official journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
AbstractWe report a case of alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma arising between the fourth and fifth metatarsal. A 13-year-old boy presented to outpatients with a history of pain and swelling in the lateral aspect of his left forefoot. Plain radiographs and MRI showed a soft tissue mass displacing the fourth metatarsal. Percutaneous biopsy revealed an alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma. Staging scans showed advanced metastatic disease. The patient was treated with chemotherapy. This highly malignant lesion remains challenging to diagnose, and difficult to treat successfully.