Rhabdomyosarcoma of the common bile duct: an unusual cause of obstructive jaundice in a child


Kirli E. A. , PARLAK E., OĞUZ B., TALİM B., AKÇÖREN Z., KARNAK İ.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.54, no.6, pp.654-657, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.654-657

Abstract

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.