Sites of Metastases

Most patients with rhabdomyosarcoma who fail to respond to a multiple-modality approach develop metastatic disease within 18 months of diagnosis. Table 20-12 shows the frequency of metastatic disease at autopsy according to primary site.

Table 20-12. Site of Metastases in Children Dying of Rhabdomyosarcoma

Frequency of metastatic disease at autopsy (%)

Table 20-12. Site of Metastases in Children Dying of Rhabdomyosarcoma

Frequency of metastatic disease at autopsy (%)

Primary tumor site

Lung

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