We report the case of a 15-year-old girl with a large gluteal and perineal rhabdomyosarcoma diagnosed at 24 weeks of pregnancy, whose management posed a great clinical dilemma for us. The patient refused to consider a therapeutic abortion, so we opted for a customized treatment with mild doses of chemotherapy administered weekly to control tumor growth while minimizing fetal and perinatal complications. After the delivery of a healthy female, we adopted a more intensive chemotherapy regimen plus irradiation. Despite an initially good response, the disease unfortunately progressed and the patient died of her disease.
An adolescent with rhabdomyosarcoma during pregnancy / C. Meazza, M. Casanova, E. Zaffignani, C. A. Clerici, F. Favini, R. Vasquez, A. Ferrari. - In: TUMORI. - ISSN 0300-8916. - 94:3(2008), pp. 431-433.
|Titolo:||An adolescent with rhabdomyosarcoma during pregnancy|
|Parole Chiave:||Chemotherapy; Pregnancy; Rhabdomyosarcoma|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore M-PSI/01 - Psicologia Generale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2008|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|