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Volume 3, Issue 2, Pages 145-147
Case Report

A Case of RhabdomyoSarcoma Following a Metal Surgical Implant

1Division Radiotherapy, European Institute of Oncology, via Ripamonti 435, Milan I-20141, Italy
2Division Radiotherapy, U.Z. Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49, Leuven, Belgium
3Chair of Radiotherapy, University of Milan, Italy
4Institute Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France

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Patient. We report a 51-year-old male presenting with Grade III rhabdomyosarcoma.

Discussion. A case of rhabdomyosarcoma which developed in proximity to a metal surgical implant is described. Few cases have been reported in the world in humans.The therapeutic approach to the disease is presented, together with a brief review of literature.