Journal Article Transurethral resection for botryoid bladder rhabdomyosarcoma

Nakata, Mitsuyuki  ,  Hishiki, Tomoro  ,  Sakurai, Hideyuki  ,  Saito, Takeshi  ,  Terui, Keita  ,  Mitsunaga, Tetsuya  ,  Komatsu, Shugo  ,  Ochiai, Hidemasa  ,  Hino, Moeko  ,  Ando, Kumiko  ,  Chikaraishi, Koji  ,  Aoki, Takahiro  ,  Okunushi, Tomoko  ,  Honma, Sumie  ,  Fugo, Kazunori  ,  Yoshida, Hideo

28pp.37 - 40 , 2018-01 , Elsevier
ISSN:2213-5766
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The outcome of multimodal therapy for localized bladder rhabdomyosarcoma is quite good in terms of morbidity, and conservative surgery is generally recommended. However, in cases originating in the bladder neck, tumorectomy or partial cystectomy has adverse effects on bladder function. A 2-year-old girl underwent transurethral resection of a bladder tumor (TUR-BT), chemotherapy consisting of vincristine, actinomycin-D, and cyclophosphamide, and radiotherapy. She was in remission for 3 years when frequent urination became evident. Her bladder capacity and compliance were low; however, her urinary symptom was controlled using anticholinergic medication. Accordingly, TUR-BT could be an optional approach for bladder rhabdomyosarcoma.
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