What is included in the postoperative care following pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) resection?

Updated: Mar 28, 2019
  • Author: Roshni Dasgupta, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Eugene S Kim, MD, FACS, FAAP  more...
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Patients should be observed postoperatively to ensure adequate wound healing and to examine for signs of local or distant recurrence.

Postoperatively, the tumor is graded on the basis of the extent of resection. This should be determined once the pathology is completed to determine the need for additional medical or surgical therapy. When possible, tumors with positive margins should be reexcised.


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