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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 155-157

Unusual presentation of embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma of the middle ear presenting as chronic otomastoiditis and its complication

1 Maternity and Children Hospital, Makkah Al-Mukarramah, Saudi Arabia
2 King Abdullah Medical City, Makkah Al-Mukarramah, Saudi Arabia
3 Al Noor Specialist Hospital, Makkah Al-Mukarramah, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Wejdan Qublan Almuqati
Al Noor Specialist Hospital, Makkah Al-Mukarramah
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/sjoh.sjoh_14_21

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As one of the most frequently occurring soft-tissue sarcomas among the pediatric population, Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is an extremely rare malignant neoplasm that originates from striated muscles. RMS is rarely known to occur in the mastoid and middle ear. RMS symptoms occurring in-ear are typically similar to that of chronic suppurative otitis media, which are unresponsive to conventional treatment. Consequently, this contributes to delayed diagnosis of RMS of the ear/temporal bone. This case pertains to an 8-year-old boy presenting with facial nerve palsy, chronic mastoiditis, and abducent nerve palsy. On biopsy, RMS was found in his middle ear.

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