Rhabdosarcoma of the posterior wall of the oropharynx: A case report
Omar Wydadi, Adil Lekhbal, Hicham Lyoubi, Sami Rouadi, Reda lah Abada, Mohamed Roubal, Mohamed Mahtar
Sarcomas are rare malignant tumors with a mesenchymal origin. The sarcomas collectively represent approximately 1% of all adult malignancies and 15% of pediatric malignancies. It develops either from soft-tissues, including fat, muscles, nerves, vessels and conjunctive tissues, or from bones and leading to osteosarcomas. Head and neck soft-tissue sarcomas (HNSTS) represent approximatively 9 to 10 % of all soft-tissue sarcomas, and between the HNSTS, the oropharyngeal location is very rare. We present the case of a 47 years woman, operated for a T2N0M0 rhabdomyosarcoma of the posterior wall of oropharynx. The mass was burgeoning and obstructing the oropharynx of the patient. The surgical approach was trans-oral, the surgery tried to assure 1 cm security margins around the tumor attach and the histology found safe margins laterally and in depth. The patient had no postoperative radiotherapy after a multidisciplinary session’s decision. The follow-up was of two years, clinically and radiologically, with no particular event, showing no local recurrence.