Our Experience with Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma Presenting as Aural Polyp (Short Report)


Aural polyps are a common clinical entity encountered by otorhinolaryngologist in daily practice. Polyps are frequently seen in paediatric patients, usually inflammatory in nature. In children rhabdomyosarcomas (RMS) can mimic all the cinical features of chronic suppurative otitis media which usually present as external auditory canal mass or polyp. Here we present a case where a male child presented with recurrence of polyp in left ear which was finally diagnosed as embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma which is a rare and invariably fatal disease in children. Through this article we intend to highlight the failures and delay committed in attaining diagnosis in this patient in spite of multispecialty evaluation involving repeated imaging and histopathological correlation. Our experience with embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma throws light on the high vigilance required in handling the aural polyps in pediatric population as early diagnosis and treatment are the key elements for successful outcomes.

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Attakkil, A. , Thorawade, V. , Jagade, M. , Kar, R. , Rohe, D. , Hanowate, R. , Rangaraja, D. and Parelkar, K. (2015) Our Experience with Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma Presenting as Aural Polyp. International Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, 4, 1-5. doi: 10.4236/ijohns.2015.41001.

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