Journal of Korean Society of Medical Ultrasound 2004;23(4): 193-196.
Rhabdomyosarcoma of the Urinary Bladder Manifested as an Abdominal Mass: A Case Report.
Ji Dae Kim, Seung Young Lee, Il Hun Bae, Gi Seok Han, Sang Hun Cha, Sung Jin Kim, Kil Sun Park, Hyeon Jin Park, Seok Hyeong Kim
1Department of Diagnostic Radiology, College of Medicine, Chungbuk National University, Korea. ihbae@med.chungbuk.ac.kr
2Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Chungbuk National University, Korea.
3Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Chungbuk National University, Korea.
4Medical Research Institute, Chungbuk National University, Korea.
  Published online: December 1, 2004.
ABSTRACT
Recently, we experienced a case of a rhabdomyosarcoma of the urinary bladder, which manifested as an abdominal mass in the prevesical space in a 21-month-old boy. The ultrasound and CT images revealed this tumor as a large, well-defined mass with a heterogeneous internal architecture abutting the dome of the urinary bladder. During the ultrasound examination, this tumor was found to grow superiorly from the urinary bladder to the umbilicus level, but could be separated from the small bowel loops. This tumor was removed surgically, and a histological examination proved it to be an embryonal type of rhabdomyosarcoma.
Keywords: Soft tissues, neoplasms; Soft tissues, US; Retroperitoneal space, neoplasms
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