Pediatric Rhabdomyosarcoma Surgery Questions & Answers

Updated: Mar 28, 2019
  • Author: Roshni Dasgupta, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Eugene S Kim, MD, FACS, FAAP  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

What is the anatomy of the head and neck relevant to pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

What is the pathophysiology of pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

What causes pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

What is the prevalence of pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

What is the prognosis of pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Pediatric Rhabdomyosarcoma Surgery?

Workup

How is pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) diagnosed?

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

What is the role of bone marrow analysis in the workup of pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

What is the role of biopsy in the workup of pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

How is pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) staged?

Treatment

How is pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) treated?

How are nonoperative treatments selected for pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

What is the role of chemotherapy in the treatment of pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

What is the role of radiation therapy in the treatment of pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

What is the role of surgical margin status in the operative treatment of pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

What is included in the postoperative care following pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) resection?

What are the possible complications of pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) after treatment?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?