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Rhabdomyosarcoma, Alveolar MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Rhabdomyosarcoma, Alveolar
Tree Number(s)
C04.557.450.590.550.660.665
C04.557.450.795.550.660.665
Unique ID
D018232
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018232
Annotation
"alveolar" does not refer to pulmonary alveoli: it refers to the pathological appearance; coordinate IM with precoordinated organ/neoplasm term (IM)
Scope Note
A form of RHABDOMYOSARCOMA occurring mainly in adolescents and young adults, affecting muscles of the extremities, trunk, orbital region, etc. It is extremely malignant, metastasizing widely at an early stage. Few cures have been achieved and the prognosis is poor. "Alveolar" refers to its microscopic appearance simulating the cells of the respiratory alveolus. (Holland et al., Cancer Medicine, 3d ed, p2188)
Entry Term(s)
Rhabdomyosarcoma 2
Previous Indexing
Rhabdomyosarcoma (1968-1993)
Public MeSH Note
94
History Note
94
Date Established
1994/01/01
Date of Entry
1993/06/25
Revision Date
2012/07/03
Rhabdomyosarcoma, Alveolar Preferred
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