Pediatric urologic oncology.
This article reviews common pediatric urologic cancers involving the genitourinary system. Rhabdomyosarcoma may occur in the bladder, prostate, paratesticular regions, vagina, or uterus. Some of these locations, such as the paratesticular region, have a more favorable outcome. Benign neoplasms account for the majority of pediatric testicular tumors and most are managed with testis-sparing surgery. Most genitourinary malignancies are expected to have a good outcome. One focus of treatment is organ preservation but not at the expense of a good oncologic outcome. Late sequelae of anticancer therapy are a concern and every attempt is made to decrease the intensity of tumor treatment.
Phoenix Children's Hospital, Phoenix, AZ 85016, USA.
SourcePediatric clinics of North America 59:4 2012 Aug pg 947-59
Disorders of Sex Development
Pub Type(s)Journal Article