Congenital embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma of the hand and Apert's syndrome

J Hand Surg Am. 1987 Jul;12(4):614-7. doi: 10.1016/s0363-5023(87)80220-4.


A unique case of congenital embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma of the hand in a patient with Apert's syndrome is presented. Immediately after birth a 1 cm soft, bluish mass of the right thenar eminence was clinically diagnosed as a hemangioma. Several months later when the lesion started rapidly enlarging the nature of the tumor was identified, and it was treated with a multidisciplinary approach that included surgical resection, chemotherapy, and radiation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acrocephalosyndactylia / complications*
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Hand*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma / congenital*
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma / therapy