Metastatic Pattern of Spread of Rhabdomyosarcoma
Introduction: Rhabdomyosarcoma is the most common soft tissue sarcoma of childhood. It exists in alveolar and non-alveolar subtypes. Prognosis is negatively impacted by bone or bone marrow involvement. Lung metastases have a better prognosis than metastases at other sites.
Prevalence: Rare Metastasis Frequency: Uncommon
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|Genitourinary||Botyroid||Genitourinary sites most common (bladder, vagina, prostate). The description botyroid is used for the subset that have a 'bunch of grapes' appearance.
Known Metastatic Locations:
|Liver||Unspecified||Uncommon site of metastasis, frequency unspecified
|Lung Parenchyma||Common||Nodule||Most common site of metastasis, with best prognosis
|Distant Lymph Nodes||Common|