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Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is the most common form of soft tissue sarcoma accounting for 4.5% of all cases of childhood cancer. It is the third most common extracranial solid tumor of childhood after Wilms tumor and neuroblastoma. RMS is a malignant tumor of mesenchymal origin and is included in the group of small blue, round cell tumors of childhood along with neuroblastoma, lymphoma and primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNET).
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