An adult patient with rare primary intracranial alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma

Kunal B. Desai, Divya Mella, Edward Pan

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We report a rare case of primary intracranial alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (ARMS) in the right temporal lobe of a 51-year-old male. ARMS is one of 3 histological subtypes of rhabdomyosarcoma that most commonly presents in older children and younger adults. To our knowledge, there have been no prior published reports of primary intracranial ARMS in adults. Known cases of intracranial ARMS in adults are due to central nervous system (CNS) metastases from the head and neck and extremities. Diagnostic workup did not reveal any primary source outside the CNS. Given that risk factors for ARMS have not been studied in adults, it is difficult to ascertain what aspects of this patient’s clinical history may have contributed to his diagnosis. Interestingly, he had prior history of traumatic brain injury requiring evacuation of a right fronto-temporal intraparenchymal hematoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3067-3070
Number of pages4
JournalAnticancer Research
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2019


  • Alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Intracranial
  • Traumatic brain injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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