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Rhabdomyosarcoma, Alveolar

"Rhabdomyosarcoma, Alveolar" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Rhabdomyosarcoma, Alveolar" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Rhabdomyosarcoma, Alveolar" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 29 publications over 18 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2011 and 2013
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