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Primary renal embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma in an adult patient
  1. Jessica Connor1,
  2. Johnson F Tsui2,
  3. Wenlei He3 and
  4. Ravi Munver1,2
  1. 1 Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey, USA
  2. 2 Urology, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA
  3. 3 Pathology, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ravi Munver; ravi.munver{at}


Adult renal rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is a rare and aggressive entity with a paucity of data and reports in the literature. As a result, treatment guidelines for this malignancy are not well-established. Herein, we present the diagnosis, management and clinical course of a 39-year-old patient diagnosed with primary renal embryonal RMS (ERMS) following radical nephrectomy. We also review the existing literature on primary renal ERMS.

  • urological cancer
  • pathology
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  • Contributors RM was the primary surgeon who planned and carried out the patient’s radical nephrectomy. WH acted as the primary pathologist on this case and provided appropriate images for the case report. JFT and JC took lead in writing the manuscript to best reflect the case and obtained familial consent. All authors contributed to and edited the final manuscript prior to submission.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests RM reports personal fees from Boston Scientific, personal fees from Amniox Medical, outside the submitted work.

  • Patient consent for publication Next of kin consent obtained

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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