Title

Cancer, Rhabdomyosarcoma

Division

East Florida

Hospital

Aventura

Document Type

Review Article

Publication Date

11-13-2019

Keywords

sarcoma, cancer, RMS, childhood cancer

Disciplines

Internal Medicine | Neoplasms | Oncology

Abstract

Excerpt

Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is a primitive pediatric malignant soft tissue sarcoma of skeletal muscle phenotype that originates from a primitive mesenchymal cell. Most cases are diagnosed in children under the age of 6. The etiology and risk factors remain largely unknown. Most cases of rhabdomyosarcoma are sporadic; however, the disease is associated with familial syndromes. Rhabdomyosarcoma types include embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma (approximately 60%), alveolar (approximately 20%), pleomorphic (approximately 10%), and spindle/sclerosing (approximately 10%). The survival of rhabdomyosarcoma patients has improved, especially in the last decade, mainly due to interprofessional disease management approaches.

Publisher or Conference

StatPearls

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