Biliary Tract Rhabdomyosarcoma: A Challenging Diagnosis

Biliary Tract Rhabdomyosarcoma: A Challenging Diagnosis

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Q: Is the topic relevant to the journal's area of interest? Is it contemporary and interesting for


A: Good


Abstract & Keywords

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A: Good



Q: Is the goal explicitly stated in the Introduction? Is its formulation clear and unambiguous?

A: Good



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A: Good


Tools and Methods

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A: Good


Discussion & Conclusion

Q: Is it related to the results presented before? Do you consider them as coherent?

A: Good


Comments: The Discussion puts forth the relation of obstructive jaundice in pediatric patients with biliary rhabdomyosarcoma and cholangiocarcinoma. Further, the authors describe the importance of imaging techniques when investigating biliary tract RMS and differential diagnosis, providing relevant literature. The Discussion also highlights the disease management of the reported patient with biliary tract rhabdomyosarcoma. The Conclusion suggests that since biliary tract rhabdomyosarcoma (BT RMS) is a rare entity, it must be included in the differential diagnosis of any child presenting obstructive jaundice.



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A: Good


Author's knowledge

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A: Good



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A: Good


Figures & Tables

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A: Good


Writing style

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A: Good

Further comments on the paper

Comments: The Case Report presents a case of a 7-year-old male with biliary tract rhabdomyosarcoma. The Case illustrates the clinical presentation of the disease. Further, the report discusses the challenging diagnostic procedure of biliary tract rhabdomyosarcoma and the treatment processes. The Case Report has mainly highlighted the diagnosis and justified the inclusion of the biliary Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) in the differential diagnoses of a child with obstructive jaundice.


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Author Info

Corresponding Author
Fernanda de Oliveira Mota
Pediatric Oncology, Grupo de Apoio ao Adolescente e à Criança com Câncer (IOP/GRAACC), Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP). São Paulo, Brazil

Article Info

Article Type
Case Report and Review of the Literature
Publication history
Received: Fri 18, Mar 2022
Accepted: Tue 05, Apr 2022
Published: Thu 21, Apr 2022
© 2021 Fernanda de Oliveira Mota. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Hosting by Science Repository.
DOI: 10.31487/j.COR.2022.02.01