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Rhabdomyosarcoma of the mesentery in an infant 

Ahmed H. Al-salem, Lalit Parida and Abdulla Al-Wabari

1Department of Pediatric Surgery, Maternity and Children Hospital, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

2Department of Surgery, King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Dammam, Saudi Arabia. 

*Corresponding author.E-mail: ahsalsalem@hotmail.com

Accepted 23 April, 2013 

Rhabdomyosarcoma is the most common soft tissue sarcoma in infants and children. Commonly, it arises from the head and neck, genitor-urinary system, trunk and extremities. Rhabdomyosarcoma arising in the mesentery is extremely rare and only few cases were reported in the literature. This is a case report of a rhabdomyosarcoma of the mesentery in a 4 month-old male infant.

Key words: Rhabdomyosarcoma, mesentery, infant, CT-scan

Case Report 

 

Rhabdomyosarcoma of the mesentery in an infant

 

Ahmed H. Al-salem1*, Lalit Parida2 and Abdulla Al-Wabari2

 

1Department of Pediatric Surgery, Maternity and Children Hospital, Dammam, Saudi Arabia. 2Department of Surgery, King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

 

Accepted 23 April, 2013

 

Rhabdomyosarcoma is the most common soft tissue sarcoma in infants and children. Commonly, it arises from the head and neck, genitor-urinary system, trunk and extremities. Rhabdomyosarcoma arising in the mesentery is extremely rare and only few cases were reported in the literature. This is a case report of a rhabdomyosarcoma of the mesentery in a 4 month-old male infant.

 

Key words: Rhabdomyosarcoma, mesentery, infant, CT-scan.