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Rhabdomyosarcoma MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Rhabdomyosarcoma
Tree Number(s)
C04.557.450.590.550.660
C04.557.450.795.550.660
Unique ID
D012208
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012208
Annotation
coordinate with precoordinated organ/neoplasm term
Scope Note
A malignant solid tumor arising from mesenchymal tissues which normally differentiate to form striated muscle. It can occur in a wide variety of sites. It is divided into four distinct types: pleomorphic, predominantly in male adults; alveolar (RHABDOMYOSARCOMA, ALVEOLAR), mainly in adolescents and young adults; embryonal (RHABDOMYOSARCOMA, EMBRYONAL), predominantly in infants and children; and botryoidal, also in young children. It is one of the most frequently occurring soft tissue sarcomas and the most common in children under 15. (From Dorland, 27th ed; Holland et al., Cancer Medicine, 3d ed, p2186; DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 3d ed, pp1647-9)
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
1997/06/20
Rhabdomyosarcoma Preferred
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