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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 561-563

Rhabdomyosarcoma masquerading as acute leukemia with lymphoid phenotype expression: A diagnostic trap


Department of Pathology, Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

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Rekha Appukuttan Nair
Department of Pathology, Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram - 695 011, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/2278-0513.158536

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Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) can mimic acute leukemia both clinically and morphologically and can express a few surface markers characteristic of leukemic blasts. We report a case of a 21-year-old male patient who presented with pancytopenia. Bone marrow studies showed the atypical cells resembling blasts, expressing CD19 on flow cytometry and desmin by immunocytochemistry in bone marrow aspirate smears. A diagnosis of RMS infiltrating the bone marrow was made.


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