• P. A. Voûte
  • A. Barrett
Part of the UICC International Union Against Cancer book series (1360)


Rhabdomyosarcoma is a tumour which may arise in any part of the body where striated muscle is found. It is the most common soft tissue tumour in childhood and represents 8% of all malignant diseases in children under 15 years [1]. It is clearly distinct from other soft tissue sarcomas, which are described in Chapt. 29. The incidence of rhabdomyosarcoma shows two peaks — an early one between 1 and 7 years, and a second during adolescence (Fig. 1) [2].


Soft Tissue Sarcoma Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma Microscopic Residual Disease Intergroup Rhabdomyosarcoma Study Embryonal Type 
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