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Rhabdomyosarcoma debut masquerading as acute lymphoblastic leukemia: A case report and review of the literature
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CitationLopez-Andrade B, Duran MA, Torres L, Garcia-Recio M, Lo Riso L, Formica A, et al. Rhabdomyosarcoma debut masquerading as acute lymphoblastic leukemia: A case report and review of the literature. Clin Case Rep. 2019 Aug;7(8):1545-8. Epub 2019 Jul 2.
Bone marrow infiltration by alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma is uncommon, some cases can mimicry acute leukemia at presentation and mislead the diagnosis. The integration of diagnostics tests and techniques in uncommon malignancies is important to suspect and reach the diagnosis and avoid delay on treatment. We report a case of alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma bone marrow infiltration associated with hemophagocytosis and cell cannibalism, mimicking acute leukemia at presentation.