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GASTROINTESTINAL RADIOLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY Table of Contents   
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 306-309
Embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma of the biliary tree: A rare cause of obstructive jaundice in children which can mimic choledochal cysts


1 Division of Pediatric Imaging, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
2 Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

Correspondence Address:
William P McCullough
Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia - 22908-0170
USA
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DOI: 10.4103/ijri.IJRI_460_16

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Jaundice in children is more often due to hepatic disease than obstruction. Differential considerations for obstructive jaundice in children include choledocholithiasis, choledochal cysts and rare neoplasms. Rhabdomyosarcoma, the most common soft tissue sarcoma in pediatric patients, typically involves the head and neck, genitourinary system and extremities. Embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma of the biliary tree is a rare entity. We present a 3-year-old boy with abrupt onset obstructive jaundice. Although initial imaging suggested a dilated biliary system with fusiform common bile duct, sludge, and possible cholelithiasis, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram (ERCP) diagnosed a common bile duct embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma and further imaging showed involvement of the cystic duct. This case illustrates the importance of considering malignant etiologies in cases of obstructive jaundice, particularly when imaging is not classic for common causes.


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