ACUTE URINARY RETENTION IN A FOUR-YEAR OLD BOY WITH RHABDOMYOSARCOMA OF THE PROSTATE

ACUTE URINARY RETENTION IN A FOUR-YEAR OLD BOY WITH RHABDOMYOSARCOMA OF THE PROSTATE
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Title:ACUTE URINARY RETENTION IN A FOUR-YEAR OLD BOY WITH RHABDOMYOSARCOMA OF THE PROSTATE
Author/Abstract:
Tatad H. Kalbit, MD and David T. Bolong, MD

Section of Urology, Department of Surgery, University of Santo Tomas Hospitaltal

A case of embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma of the prostate presenting as acute urinary retention in a 4-year old boy is described. A suggested algorithm for the diagnostic approach of acute urinary retention in the pediatric age group is presented. Essential in the diagnosis and prognostication of rhabdomyosarcoma were radiographic assessment and biopsy. Treatment options included chemotherapy, radiotherapy and adjuvant surgery.

Key words: Acute urinary retention, rhabdomyosarcoma, prostate
 
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