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Pediatr Surg Int. 1997 Feb;12(2-3):200-1.

Rhabdomyosarcoma of the biliary tree.

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  • 1Department of Pediatric Surgery, Hospital Niño Jesús, C/Menéndez Pelayo 65, E-28009 Madrid, Spain.


Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) of the biliary tree is a rare tumor in children that has a very poor prognosis. Preoperatively, it is often mistaken for a choledochal cyst. We report a case of RMS of the biliary tree in a 4-year-old girl who presented with abdominal pain and obstructive jaundice. The RMS was diagnosed at laparotomy; excision was not possible due to its size and localization. Chemotherapy achieved complete regression of the tumor observed at second-look surgery. Preoperative chemotherapy can now avoid mutilating surgical procedures and improve survival.

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