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Revista Cubana de Pediatría

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VILLAVICENCIO CORDOBES, Esther; VERDECIA CANIZARES, Caridad  and  ALONSO PIREZ, Magda. Rhabdomyosarcoma of the ear in a child. Rev Cubana Pediatr [online]. 2012, vol.84, n.4, pp. 421-425. ISSN 0034-7531.

Soft tissue sarcomas are a heterogeneous group of tumors that are so called because they occur in the structures supporting the body or lining the organs and tissues. Within this group, one may find the rhabdomyosarcoma that is the most frequent type in pediatrics. In spite of being rare tumors, they account for 3 % of pediatric malignant tumors. Most of them are located in the neck and the head, in the bladder, in the biliary ducts and in the vagina. Rhabdomyosarcoma of the middle ear is very uncommon. This paper was aimed at presenting a female patient with this type of tumor, her progression, and also a literature review on this topic.

Keywords : rhabdomyosarcoma; middle ear; pediatrics.

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