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Neuroblastoma MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Neuroblastoma
Tree Number(s)
C04.557.465.625.600.590.650.550
C04.557.470.670.590.650.550
C04.557.580.625.600.590.650.550
Unique ID
D009447
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009447
Annotation
coord IM with precoord organ/neopl term (IM); for NEUROBLASTOMA, RETINAL see RETINOBLASTOMA
Scope Note
A common neoplasm of early childhood arising from neural crest cells in the sympathetic nervous system, and characterized by diverse clinical behavior, ranging from spontaneous remission to rapid metastatic progression and death. This tumor is the most common intraabdominal malignancy of childhood, but it may also arise from thorax, neck, or rarely occur in the central nervous system. Histologic features include uniform round cells with hyperchromatic nuclei arranged in nests and separated by fibrovascular septa. Neuroblastomas may be associated with the opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome. (From DeVita et al., Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology, 5th ed, pp2099-2101; Curr Opin Oncol 1998 Jan;10(1):43-51)
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2013/07/08
Neuroblastoma Preferred
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