2013, Number 5
Acta Pediatr Mex 2013; 34 (5)
Palacios-Acosta JM, Sánchez-Martínez CM, León-Hernández A, Shalkow-Klincovstein J
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ABSTRACTThe triton tumor was described in 1932 by Masson, as a peripheral nerve sheath malignancy with rabdomioblástica differentiation. The retroperitoneal location is extremely rare, only nine cases have been reported in children. The clinical picture depends on the size of the tumor and the organs involved, their retroperitoneal location is usually asymptomatic. The mainstay of treatment is the surgical excision of the tumor.
We report the case of a child with retroperitoneal location of the tumor. A complete resection of it was performed. The patient had an uneventful postoperative course. He is currently under control. There is no evidence of relapse.