An Unusual Presentation of Infantile Fibrosarcoma in a Male Newborn

GÜLHAN B., KÜPELİ S., YALÇIN B., AKYÜZ C., Buyukpamukcu M.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PERINATOLOGY, vol.26, no.5, pp.331-333, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-0028-1104742
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.331-333
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


We describe a 10-day-old male presenting with drop foot and immobility in Ills right leg; no abnormality in physical examination had been found upon delivery or discharge. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a pelvic mass with an extension to the great sciatic foramen. Fine-needle aspiration biopsy revealed congenital infantile fibrosarcoma. He was started on vincristine, actinomycin-D, cyclophosphamide chemotherapy. However, lie died soon after the second cycle due to veno-occlusive disease of the liver. Differential diagnosis of drop foot and immobility in lower extremity must include infiltrating neoplasms in pelvis.