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Forearm Skeletal Muscle Neuroblastoma in a Child: A Rare Primary Location

Giuliani, Stefano MD, PhD; Marachelian, Araz MD; Franklin, Ashanti MD; Shimada, Hiroyuki MD, PhD; Grikscheit, Tracy MD

Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology: January 2013 - Volume 35 - Issue 1 - p 61–63
doi: 10.1097/MPH.0b013e31827b0cf1
Original Articles

Neuroblastoma is the most common neoplasm in the first year of life and almost always arises from the adrenal glands or the sympathetic nervous system chain. We present an original case of an isolated forearm neuroblastoma in a 17-month-old child. The case was not treated with adjuvant chemotherapy after surgical resection because we interpreted it as a peripheral, INSS-stage 1, favorable histology neuroblastoma. Up to date the child remains in complete remission 4 years after diagnosis. Management of peripheral skeletal muscle neuroblastoma is discussed together with a review of the literature.

Departments of *Pediatric Surgery

Pediatrics, Division of Hematology-Oncology

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Reprints: Stefano Giuliani, MD, PhD, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 4650 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027 (e-mail: stegiuliani@hotmail.com).

Received September 7, 2011

Accepted June 26, 2012

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