The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2012 , Vol 54 , Num 6
Rhabdomyosarcoma of the Common Bile Duct: An Unusual Cause of Obstructive Jaundice in a Child
Departments of 1Pediatric Surgery, and 3Radiology, and 4Pediatric Pathology Unit, Department of Pediatrics, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, and 2Department of Gastroenterology, Türkiye Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey. E-mail: Biliary rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is a rare malignancy of childhood. The radiological findings and clinical presentation of the tumor can mimic an entirely different pathology. The incidence of RMS has impeded the development of a standardized form of treatment. A four-year-old child with botryoid RMS in the common bile duct is reported herein to emphasize the role of surgery in the small-sized tumor and the role of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in the diagnosis and relief of biliary obstruction before total excision. Keywords : biliary rhabdomyosarcoma, jaundice, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, botryoid rhabdomyosarcoma, embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma.
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