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Stages of Childhood CNS Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumor

Key Points

  • There is no standard staging system for central nervous system atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor.

There is no standard staging system for central nervous system atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor.

The extent or spread of cancer is usually described as stages. There is no standard staging system for central nervous system atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor.

For treatment, this tumor is grouped as newly diagnosed or recurrent. Treatment depends on the following:

  • The age of the child.
  • How much cancer remains after surgery to remove the tumor.

Results from the following procedure are also used to plan treatment:

  • Ultrasound exam: A procedure in which high-energy sound waves (ultrasound) are bounced off internal tissues or organs, such as the kidney, and make echoes. The echoes form a picture of body tissues called a sonogram. The picture can be printed to be looked at later. This procedure is done to check for tumors that may also have formed in the kidney.

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