Disease Information for Embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Head and Neck Soft Tissue Mass
Head and neck swelling
Abdominal Mass
Abdominal Mass in Children
Parotid swelling
Salivary Gland Enlargement
Disease Progression
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Chronic only
Demographics & Risk Factors
Population Group
Child
Population/Pediatrics population
Family History
Family history/Renal cancer
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Child
Population/Child-Infant Only
Population/Children/all
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Wilms tumor/nephroblastoma
Associated Disease & Complications
Embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma
Epistaxis/nosebleed
Rhabdomyosarcoma
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Muscle disorder (ex)
CLASS/Muscle/tendon/extremities (category)
CLASS/Striated muscle disorder (ex)
Process
PROCESS/Malignancy/cancer (ex)
PROCESS/Neoplastic (category)
PROCESS/Sarcoma (ex)
Treatment
Surgical Procedures or Treatments
SX/Surgery
Definition

A form of RHABDOMYOSARCOMA arising primarily in the head and neck, especially the orbit, of children below the age of 10. The cells are smaller than those of other rhabdomyosarcomas and are of two basic cell types: spindle cells and round cells. This cancer is highly sensitive to chemotherapy and has a high cure rate with multi-modality therapy. (From Holland et al., Cancer Medicine, 3d ed, p2188)

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