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Yolk sac tumor in the abdominal wall of an 18-month-old girl: a case report

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Title
Yolk sac tumor in the abdominal wall of an 18-month-old girl: a case report
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Journal of Medical Case Reports, February 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13256-017-1216-4
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Machiel van den Akker, Dirk Vervloessem, An Huybrechs, Sabine Declercq, Jutte van der Werff ten Bosch

Abstract

Pediatric germ cell tumors account for approximately 3.5 % of all childhood cancers for children under the age of 15 years. Up to one-third are extragonadal neoplasms. Germ cell tumors are a heterogeneous group of malignant tumors with a wide variety of histopathological features. Yolk sac tumor is the predominant variant in newborns and younger children. We report for the first time, the presentation of a primary yolk sac tumor in the abdominal wall of a small child. An 18-month-old white girl underwent resection of a small, round subcutaneous lump (1.5×1.3×0.8 cm) of the abdominal wall in her right hypochondriac region. The histopathology was compatible with yolk sac tumor. Her alpha-fetoprotein was initially elevated but normalized after the resection. Magnetic resonance imaging of her abdomen was normal. The surgeon decided to observe and follow her alpha-fetoprotein level closely. One year after resection a local recurrence appeared and her alpha-fetoprotein rose to 58 ng/mL. The surgeon performed a wide resection of the lesion with normalization of her alpha-fetoprotein. Follow-up consisted of measuring alpha-fetoprotein, clinical evaluation, and abdominal ultrasound. Clinicians should be aware that a yolk sac tumor can present in an unusual extragonadal place, for example in this case it was subcutaneous. In some cases, conservative treatment can be carried out with careful monitoring of the patient and their alpha-fetoprotein.

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Unknown 11 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 2 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 18%
Unspecified 1 9%
Other 1 9%
Student > Master 1 9%
Other 1 9%
Unknown 3 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 55%
Computer Science 1 9%
Unspecified 1 9%
Unknown 3 27%

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