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Primary Pleural Rhabdomyosarcoma: Plain Film, CT and MRI Findings of This Extremely Rare Intrathoracic Tumor

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ABSTRACT

Primary pleural rhabdomyosarcoma is an extremely rare intrathoracic malignancy. We present a case of a previously healthy 2-year-old male complaining of cough and shortness of breath. The plain film, CT and MRI descriptions of this pleural tumor are presented. This is a fast growing tumor that is indistinguishable radiographically from other large intrathoracic tumors such as pleuropulmonary blastoma.

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Sanchez, T. , Patel, C. , Satake, N. , Raff, G. and Borys, D. (2011) Primary Pleural Rhabdomyosarcoma: Plain Film, CT and MRI Findings of This Extremely Rare Intrathoracic Tumor. Open Journal of Radiology, 1, 50-53. doi: 10.4236/ojrad.2011.12008.

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