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Rhabdomyosarcoma

Summary of Rhabdomyosarcoma
A rhabdomyosarcoma is a type of cancer, specifically a sarcoma (cancer of connective tissues), in which the cancer cells are thought to arise from skeletal muscle progenitors. It can also be found attached to muscle tissue, wrapped around intestines, or in any anatomic location. It mostly occurs in areas naturally lacking in skeletal muscle, such as the head, neck, and genitourinary tract.

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Musculoskeletal system

Pediatric musculoskeletal conditions
Musculoskeletal injuries and trauma
Bone disorders
Joint disorders
Muscular disorders
Neuromuscular junction disorders
Other autoimmune disorders
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In rhabdomyosarcoma, the proliferating cells are called .

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A 15-year-old boy comes to his pediatrician's office because of a mass on his buttock which has been growing steadily for the past 4 months. He reports the mass being painless. Biopsy and histological examination shows a mass is similar to that of alveolar tissue. A diagnosis of rhabdomyosarcoma is made. What is the next best step in the treatment of this patient?

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