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Case Reports in Pulmonology
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 323584, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/323584
Case Report

Malignant Rhabdoid Tumor of the Lung in the Young Adult: A Case Report

1Pulmonology Department, King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Damman 31444, Saudi Arabia
2Pathology Department, King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Damman 31444, Saudi Arabia

Received 14 June 2011; Accepted 3 August 2011

Academic Editors: F. L. Fimognari, T. Kawashima, and S. A. McGrath-Morrow

Copyright © 2011 Adel Attia et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Malignant rhabdoid tumor (MRT) is one of the most aggressive and lethal malignancies in pediatric oncology. Malignant rhabdoid tumor was initially described in 1978 as a rhabdomyosarcomatoid variant of a Wilms tumor because of its occurrence in the kidney and because of the resemblance of its cells to rhabdomyoblasts. The absence of muscular differentiation led Haas and colleagues to coin the term rhabdoid tumor of the kidney in 1981, Haas et al..