Acute Hearing Loss, Dysarthria, Dysphagia, and a Rubbery Intraoral Mass in an 18-Year-Old WomanAitken, Leslie BA†; Levin, David DO*; Blau, Alexander MD†; Lewin, Matthew R. MD, PhD†Pediatric Emergency Care: August 2009 - Volume 25 - Issue 8 - pp 516-518 doi: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e3181b0a482 Illustrative Cases Abstract Author Information Rhabdomyosarcoma is the most common soft tissue tumor of childhood, frequently presenting in the head and neck, genitourinary tract, or extremities. We present a case of rhabdomyosarcoma in which an 18-year-old woman presented with abrupt onset unilateral hearing loss, tinnitus, dysarthria, dysphagia, and a new painless red bump on the palate. With an alveolar subtype and older age, both predictors of poor prognosis, early recognition of disease of these symptoms is vital. From *The Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ; and †The School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA. Reprints: Matthew R. Lewin, MD, PhD, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, Box 0208, 505 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94143 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). © 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.