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Primary Rhabdomyosarcoma of the Humerus A Case Report and Review of the Literature
Frank Thomas, MD; Jeffrey F. Lipton, MD; Carl Barbera, MD; Vincent J. Vigorita, MD; Eli Bryk, MD
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Frank Thomas, MD
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, 585 Schenectady Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11203

Jeffrey F. Lipton, MD
Department of Pathology, Maimonides Medical Center, 4802 10th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11219. E-mail address: jlipton@maimonidesmed.org

Carl Barbera, MD
Richmond Bone and Joint, 3311 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10306

Vincent J. Vigorita, MD
Department of Pathology, Lutheran Medical Center, 150 55th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11220

Eli Bryk, MD
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Beth Israel Medical Center, 10 Union Square East, New York, NY 10003

The authors did not receive grants or outside funding in support of their research or preparation of this manuscript. They did not receive payments or other benefits or a commitment or agreement to provide such benefits from a commercial entity. No commercial entity paid or directed, or agreed to pay or direct, any benefits to any research fund, foundation, educational institution, or other charitable or nonprofit organization with which the authors are affiliated or associated.

J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2002 May 01;84(5):813-817
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Rhabdomyosarcoma is primarily a neoplasm of the soft tissue in children 1 . Osseous involvement is most often due to metastasis 2-6 . Primary rhabdomyosarcoma of bone has most frequently been reported in the facial bones 7,8 . To our knowledge, only six cases of primary rhabdomyosarcoma involving a long bone have been described in the English-language literature 2-6,9 . The purpose of this report is to increase awareness of this uncommon entity by describing the clinical, surgical, radiographic, and pathologic findings in our patient as well as in cases that have been reported previously.
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