Hematometrocolpos in an adolescent female treated for pelvic ewing sarcoma

Pamela Gaillard, Matthew J. Krasin, Fred H. Laningham, Fredric A. Hoffer, Andrew M. Davidoff, Sheri L. Spunt, Linda Smiley, Stephen X. Skapek

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Radiation therapy is often used to achieve local control of pelvic Ewing sarcoma in children. The effects of radiation on the female reproductive tract have been well documented in adults with gynecological malignancies, but the long-term consequences of pelvic radiation in prepubertal or adolescent girls are not as well described. We report a case of hematometrocolpos developing in an adolescent previously treated with chemotherapy and radiation therapy for pelvic Ewing sarcoma. We describe the clinical presentation, radiographic features, gross pathology, treatment strategies, outcome, as well as putative predisposing factors and preventative interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-160
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Blood and Cancer
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2008


  • Ewing sarcoma
  • Hematometrocolpos
  • Late effects of cancer therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Hematology
  • Oncology


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