Urachal rhabdomyosarcoma in childhood: a rare entity with a poor outcome.

  title={Urachal rhabdomyosarcoma in childhood: a rare entity with a poor outcome.},
  author={Alaa Cheikhelard and Sabine Irtan and Daniel Orbach and V{\'e}ronique Minard-Colin and Julien Rod and H{\'e}l{\'e}ne Martelli and S. Sarnacki},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  volume={50 8},
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) of the urachus is rare and gathered in the "abdominal and other locations" group for oncological treatment purpose, and therefore not well characterized. Our aim was to assess the clinical and prognostic specific features of urachal primary RMS in childhood. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the charts of 8 patients with an urachal RMS treated between 1984 and 2013 in two Pediatric Oncology Departments. Median follow-up was 42 months (18-100… CONTINUE READING
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