Vaginal mass in a 16-month-old child

Elaine Ku, B. Jason Brotherton, Christopher Parrish, Stephanie K. Zia, Susan McKenna

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• Sarcoma botryoides is an embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma that has an excellent prognosis with early diagnosis and treatment. • Clinical features of the tumor typically include an obvious and rapidly enlarging mass protruding from the genital region. • Staging of disease should include biopsy of the mass and any suspicious lymph nodes, bone scan, bilateral bone marrow biopsies, and CT scan/MRI of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis. Renal ultrasonography should be considered if urethral or bladder involvement is suspected. • Treatment of sarcoma botryoides has improved over the past 20 years, and a multimodal approach combining chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery has decreased the morbidity previously associated with treatment of this disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)337-340
Number of pages4
JournalPediatrics in review
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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