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.
Omar Wydadi, Adil Lekhbal, Hicham Lyoubi, Sami Rouadi, Reda lah Abada, Mohamed Roubal, Mohamed Mahtar. Rhabdosarcoma of the posterior wall of the oropharynx: A case report. International Journal of Medicine Research, Volume 5, Issue 2, 2020, Pages 09-11