Pediatric Rhabdomyosarcoma Questions & Answers

Updated: May 31, 2018
  • Author: Timothy P Cripe, MD, PhD, FAAP; Chief Editor: Max J Coppes, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What are the survival rates for pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

What are the signs and symptoms of pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

What are typical presentations of nonmetastatic pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) by location?

What are the signs and symptoms of metastatic pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

Which lab tests are performed in the workup of pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

Which genetic studies are performed in the workup of pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

Which imaging studies are performed in the workup of pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

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

What are the components of pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) treatment?

What is the treatment for primary tumor in pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

What is the treatment for lymph nodes in pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

What is pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

What is the pathophysiology of pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

What is the prevalence of pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) in the US?

What is the global prevalence of pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

What is the mortality and morbidity associated with pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

What are the racial predilections of pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

What are the sexual predilections of pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

Presentation

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

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

What causes pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

Which genetic syndromes are associated with pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

What is the role of congenital anomalies in the etiology of pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

What are environmental risk factors for pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Pediatric Rhabdomyosarcoma?

Workup

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)?

Which procedures are performed in the workup of pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

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

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

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

Treatment

How is pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) treated?

How is pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) staged?

What is the surgicopathologic (clinical) staging for pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

What is the tumor, nodes, and metastases (TNM) staging system for pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

What is the rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) staging system for pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

What is the efficacy of medical treatment of pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

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

What are the surgical guidelines for primary tumors in pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

What are the surgical guidelines for lymph nodes in pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

What are the dietary modifications used in the treatment of pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

What are the activity modifications used in the treatment of pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

Medications

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

Which medications in the drug class Colony-stimulating factors are used in the treatment of Pediatric Rhabdomyosarcoma?

Which medications in the drug class Uroprotective antidote are used in the treatment of Pediatric Rhabdomyosarcoma?

Which medications in the drug class Antineoplastics agents are used in the treatment of Pediatric Rhabdomyosarcoma?

Follow-up

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

When is inpatient care indicated in the treatment of pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

Which medications are used in the treatment of pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

What is the role of the referring physician in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

How is pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) prevented?

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

What is included in patient education about pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?