Radical pelvic surgery has no role in primary management of vesical or prostatic rhabdomyosarcoma

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7055.492b (Published 24 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:492
  1. G Humphrey, Senior registrar in paediatric surgery,
  2. B R Squire, Consultant paediatric surgeon
  1. Children's Day Hospital, St James's University Hospital, Leeds LS9 7TF

    EDITOR,—Chris Dawson and Hugh Whitfield's article on common paediatric problems in urology fails adequately to reflect advances in the management of rhabdomyosarcomas of the urinary tract in childhood and may result in inappropriate management of children with this difficult malignancy.1 The role of surgery in the management of this tumour has evolved over the past 30 years in an attempt to balance long term survival with morbidity secondary to urinary tract surgery and radiotherapy.2 …

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