Vesicoprostatic Rhabdomyosarcoma in an 8-Month-Old Infant: Case Report
Keywords:rhabdomyosarcoma, vesicoprostatic, botryoid
Introduction: Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is the most common malignant mesenchymal tumor of children and adolescents. The vesicoprostatic form is rare in the urogenital location, which represents 25% of the preferred sites of RMS, with acute retention of urine as the inaugural sign. Case presentation: we report the case of an 8-month-old male infant seen for an abdominal mass with dysuria. Surgery consisted of radical excision of the tumor followed by chemotherapy. Histological examination of the tumor confirmed a botryoid embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma. Progression under chemotherapy was favorable with complete remission. Conclusion: the rhabdomyosarcoma is chemosensitive tumors, management is multidisciplinary, combining surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and brachytherapy. These tumors have a good prognosis due to their anatomical accessibility and good response to chemotherapy.
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