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Gan No Rinsho. 1988 Jan;34(1):123-9.

[Multiple primary malignant tumors of rhabdomyosarcoma in an upper arm and breast cancer].

[Article in Japanese]

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  • 1Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, National Nagoya Hospital.


Multiple primary malignant tumors of rhabdomyosarcoma in a upper arm and cancer of breast are extremely rare. In September 1970, a female, aged 86 years, underwent the first resection operation performed on a pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma of the right upper arm. She underwent radiation therapy (8000 rads at the operative field) postoperatively. In August 1980, a simple mastectomy was performed for a cancer of the right breast. In December 1984, fourteen years after her first operation, a recurrence was detected. The tumor recurred five times during the next two years and was resected each time. The patient died of cachexia sixteen years after the first operation.

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