alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma


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alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma

An aggressive rhabdomyosarcoma that arises in the extremities, pelvis, and trunk of children to young adults (10 to 25).
DiffDx Ewing sarcoma, melanoma, neuroblastoma.
Prognosis Poor; metastasises to lungs and regional lymph nodes. Alveolar RMS’s bad behaviour (compared to embryonal RMS) is attributed to the t(2;13) translocation.
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Genetic heterogeneity in the alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma subset without typical gene fusions.
Use of reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction for diagnosis and staging of alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, Ewing sarcoma family oftumors, and desmoplastic small round cell tumor.
25) In other entities such as alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, as mentioned previously, as many as 20% do not harbor 1 of the 2 described chromosomal translocations.
Use of a novel FISH assay on paraffin-embedded tissues as an adjunct to diagnosis of alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma.
Of the aforementioned diagnostic considerations for the current case, alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma, epithelioid sarcoma, myoepithelial tumors, and DSRCT may all demonstrate polyphenotypic immunohistochemical profiles.
That was on May 3, 2007, that day the young couple were told the heartbreaking news that Ethan's tumour was cancerous and that he had the extremely rare, and highly aggressive, paratesticular alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma.
Alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma is more usual in older children or teens.
The youngster, a pupil at Bewley Primary School, was instantly referred to Newcastle's RVI to begin an intensive course of treatment after being diagnosed with alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma.