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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 307-309

Late recurrence in orbital rhabdomyosarcoma: Complete remission after multimodality management

1 Department of Medical Oncology, Cancer Institute, Chennai- 36, India
2 Department of Medical Oncology, Cancer Institute (WIA), Chennai- 36, India

Correspondence Address:
Arun R Warrier
Kumaran Hospital, No. 214, P.H. Road, Kilpauk, Chennai - 10
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Source of Support: Cancer Institute (WIA), Chennai, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.73326

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A case of orbital rhabdomyosarcoma had a localised recurrence 13 years after being treated with chemo radiotherapy. Late recurrences are rare in orbital RMS. Only two cases have been reported to have recurred after five years of follow up. Pathological similarity of both the lesions and occurrence outside the irradiated field excluded a radiationinduced second neoplasm. Immunohistochemistry staining with p 53 was positive. Patient had good response to chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Surgical resection of residue showed complete necrosis. Retreatment with combined modality therapy resulted in complete remission and the patient is on follow up.

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