ERCP with intracholedocal biopsy for the diagnosis of biliary tract rhabdomyosarcoma in children

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Abstract

Rhabdomyosarcoma is the most common tumor of the biliary tract in children. Although some features at preoperative radiographic studies (ultrasound, CT, MRI) may be suggestive of BT-RMS, until few years ago the final diagnosis was obtained by either operative or transcutaneous biopsy, thus exposing to a risk of regional dissemination. More recent and still anecdotal, is the histological diagnosis on tissue obtained by transluminal biopsy either during transhepatic cholangiography or endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography (ERCP), the latter having the major advantage of a much lower risk of loco-regional dissemination. We present two cases of BT-RMS that were histologically diagnosed by intracholedocal biopsy performed during ERCP, after being suspected at conventional imaging.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)659-662
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Surgery International
Volume29
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013

Keywords

  • Biliary rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Children
  • ERCP
  • Pediatric biliary tumors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery

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