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Long-term urological complications after conservative local treatment (surgery and brachytherapy) in children with bladder-prostate rhabdomyosarcoma. A single team experience.
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  • Rezkalla Akkary,
  • Cyrus Chargari,
  • Florent Guérin,
  • Loic Jochault,
  • Georges Audry,
  • Luca Pio,
  • Veronique Minard-Colin,
  • Christine Haie-Meder,
  • Helene Martelli
Rezkalla Akkary
Bicetre Hospital, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Paris Saclay University

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Cyrus Chargari
Institut de Cancerologie Gustave Roussy
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Florent Guérin
Hôpitaux universitaires Paris-Sud, Bicêtre Hospital, Université Paris XI
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Loic Jochault
Hôpitaux Civils de Colmar
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Georges Audry
Sorbonne Universite
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Luca Pio
Giannina Gaslini Institute, DINOGMI University of Genoa, Italy
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Veronique Minard-Colin
Gustave Roussy
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Christine Haie-Meder
Gustave Roussy Departement de Radiotherapie
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Helene Martelli
Hopital Bicetre
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Background: Outcome of children with bladder-prostate rhabdomyosarcoma has improved with multimodal therapies, including surgery and/or radiotherapy for local treatment. Our aim was to report the long-term urological complications after a conservative approach combining conservative surgery and brachytherapy. Patients and methods: Eighty-six patients, free of disease, were retrospectively reviewed. Symptoms related to urinary tract obstruction, incontinence, infection and lithiasis were reported and graded according to CTCAE classification. Only symptomatic patients underwent urodynamic studies. Risk factors for complications were analyzed. Results: There were 76 males and 10 females. The median follow-up was 6.3 years (18 months-24 years). Complications occurred after a median follow up 5 years (0-21). Twenty-two patients had long-term urological complications. Urinary tract obstruction was found in 15 patients, urinary incontinence in 14 patients. Recurrent urinary tract infection and urinary lithiasis were found in 5 patients respectively. Beyond symptom, 3 etiologies were identified: bladder dysfunction in 15 patients, urethral stenosis in 6 and uretero-vesical junction stenosis in 5. Posterior bladder wall dissection used in large prostatic tumors, operation at age less than 2 years and partial prostatectomy were identified as risk factors for these complications. Conclusion: The conservative surgical approach combined with brachytherapy for BPRMS leads to long-term urological complications in 22% of patients free of their disease. Optimizing brachytherapy doses for young children and establishing a clear and long term follow-up protocol, could help to reduce these complications.
16 Mar 2021Submission Checks Completed
16 Mar 2021Assigned to Editor
16 Mar 2021Submitted to Pediatric Blood & Cancer
26 Mar 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
05 Apr 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
05 Apr 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
07 Jun 20211st Revision Received
07 Jun 2021Assigned to Editor
07 Jun 2021Submission Checks Completed
19 Jun 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
18 Jul 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
22 Jul 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Major
25 Oct 20212nd Revision Received
25 Oct 2021Submission Checks Completed
25 Oct 2021Assigned to Editor
05 Nov 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
18 Nov 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
22 Nov 2021Editorial Decision: Accept
06 Jan 2022Published in Pediatric Blood & Cancer. 10.1002/pbc.29532