Retropleural teratoma presenting as an abdominal mass in a 9-month-old boyTeratomas are rare tumors that present most commonly in the anterior mediastinum and retroperitoneum. To date, the retropleural primary site has not been reported.
Renal artery pseudoaneurysm secondary to blunt trauma treated with microcoil embolizationRenal artery pseudoaneurysms are rarely described sequelae of blunt abdominal trauma. Interventional radiological advances have allowed such lesions to be managed nonoperatively.
Laparoscopic cystogastrostomy for the treatment of pancreatic pseudocysts in childrenPancreatic pseudocysts (PPSs) are common sequelae of pancreatitis and pancreatic trauma. The management is based upon the pseudocyst size and presence of symptoms. Those requiring intervention are often drained using several available options. The use of laparoscopic cystogastrostomy for large and recurrent PPSs has been described in adult patients as a less morbid alternative to open drainage procedures. This technique is considered a novel approach in children. We describe 2 children who had PPSs amenable to laparoscopic cystogastrostomy.
Metastatic testicular rhabdomyosarcoma—a report of two casesRhabdomyosarcoma is the most common type of soft tissue sarcoma in children. The tumor spreads by local extension, to regional lymph nodes, or by distant metastases. Metastatic spread to the testicle has been rarely described. The authors describe 2 boys who were found to have intratesticular metastases after presenting with primary tumors in their extremities. The first patient, an 11-year-old boy presented with primary disease in his left foot and an enlarged testicle. Rhabdomyosarcoma was found histologically in both the foot and the testicle.