Alveolar cell rhabdomyosarcoma of vulva in a HIV positive patient- a rare case report

Seethalakshmi Ganga vellaisamy, Kumar Satagopan, shoba Dharmarajan

Abstract


A 21 year old female, HIV positive since 2008 presented with a multilobulated  mass over external genitalia with ulceration of 3 months duration with bilateral inguinal lymphadenopathy. Histopathology was suggestive of alveolar cell rhabdomyosarcoma (ARMS). It was an uncommon sarcoma in a HIV infected individual which posed a diagnostic difficulty.

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Keywords


Alveolar cell rhabdomyosarcoma, HIV (Human Immunodeficiency virus), Multilobulated genital mass, Genital rhabdomyosarcoma

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