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Disease Rhabdomyosarcoma

Name Rhabdomyosarcoma
Synonym Rhabdomyosarcomas
Definition A malignant solid tumor arising from mesenchymal tissues which normally differentiate to form striated muscle. It can occur in a wide variety of sites. It is divided into four distinct types: pleomorphic, predominantly in male adults; alveolar (RHABDOMYOSARCOMA, ALVEOLAR), mainly in adolescents and young adults; embryonal (RHABDOMYOSARCOMA, EMBRYONAL), predominantly in infants and children; and botryoidal, also in young children. It is one of the most frequently occurring soft tissue sarcomas and the most common in children under 15. (From Dorland, 27th ed; Holland et al., Cancer Medicine, 3d ed, p2186; DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 3d ed, pp1647-9)
Categories Cancer
MeSH® ID D012208
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1. DiseasesNeoplasms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms by Histologic Type Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms, Connective and Soft Tissue Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms, Muscle Tissue Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Myosarcoma Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Rhabdomyosarcoma Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
2. DiseasesNeoplasms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms by Histologic Type Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms, Connective and Soft Tissue Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Sarcoma Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Myosarcoma Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Rhabdomyosarcoma Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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Rhabdomyosarcoma Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Rhabdomyosarcoma 1 Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
View node Rhabdomyosarcoma, Alveolar Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Rhabdomyosarcoma, Embryonal Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Rhabdomyosarcoma, Embryonal, 2 Has associated chemicals Has associated genes