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Turkish Journal of Cancer
1993, Volume 23, Number 2, Page(s) 75-80
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Paratesticular rhabdomyosarcoma in children
FAİK SARIALİOĞLU1, İNCİ İLHAN1, AKGÜN HİÇSÖNMEZ2, CANAN AKYÜZ1, TEZER KUTLUK1,MÜNEVVER BÜYÜKPAMUKÇU1
1Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hacettepe University Institute of Oncology
2Department of Pediatric Surgery, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara-Turkey

From January 1972 to December 1991, seven children with paratesticular rhabdomyosarcoma, (aged 15 months to 17 years) were diagnosed, treated and followed at the Hacettepe Children’s Hospital. The right testicle was involved in five and the left testicle in two patients. The most common symptom was a unilateral painless, firm and mobile scrotal mass. Histopathological type, classification was as follows: embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma in five cases and pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma in one case, the histological subgroup was not verified for the first case. The stage distribution of patients was as follows: three patients in stage I, two patients in stage II, one patient in stage Ill and one patient in stage IV. Radical orchiectomy and high ligation was performed in all patients, but retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy was carried out in only one patient. Combined chemotherapy VAC and EVAC regimens were given to five and two patients respectively. Among the three patients in stage I, one has lived for 13 years, the other two patients are still on treatment. Two stage II patients died of their diseases. The patient who was in stage Ill lived for 11 years. The patient in stage IV died due to progressive disease. We believe that paratesticular rhabdomyosarcomas need special treatment programs.

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