Head and Neck Rhabdomyosarcoma

  • Etiology: malignant neoplasm of striated muscle
  • Imaging: most often medial-superior quadrant, commonly intracranial extension + osseous destruction, T1 isointense, T2 hyperintense with variable contrast enhancement
  • Complications: metastasis to lung
  • Clinical: 50% head and neck / 30% genitourinary / 20% musculoskeletal, embryonal cell type seen in infants is most common, alveolar cell type seen in older children and affects musculoskeletal system and is more aggressive, orbital has best prognosis

Cases of Head and Neck Rhabdomyosarcoma