Factors predictive of mortality in pediatric extremity rhabdomyosarcoma.

@article{Laquaglia1990FactorsPO,
  title={Factors predictive of mortality in pediatric extremity rhabdomyosarcoma.},
  author={Michael P. Laquaglia and Fereshteh Ghavimi and D Penenberg and Lynda R. Mandell and John H. Healey and S I Hadju and Philip R. Exelby},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={1990},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={
          238-43; discussion 243-4
        }
}
In order to examine factors predictive of fatal outcome in children presenting with histologically confirmed extremity rhabdomyosarcoma, we performed a retrospective analysis of our institutional experience from 1970 to 1985. Thirty-five patients were identified and staged according to international criteria (TNM). Variables evaluated for their predictive effect on fatal outcome included (1) tumor invasiveness, (2) tumor size, (3) anatomic location of the primary, (4) regional lymph node… CONTINUE READING

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