What is included in the long-term monitoring of pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

Updated: Mar 28, 2019
  • Author: Roshni Dasgupta, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Eugene S Kim, MD, FACS, FAAP  more...
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Multiple issues arise in long-term survivors of RMS. Late effects include pituitary dysfunction, secondary malignancies, hearing loss, and thyroid complications in those with head and neck RMS, as well as bony defects and growth in those with RMS of the extremities. This underscores the need for long-term follow-up in survivors.


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