rhabdoid tumor

Definition / meaning of rhabdoid tumor

A malignant tumor of either the central nervous system (CNS) or the kidney. Malignant rhabdoid tumors of the CNS often have an abnormality of chromosome 22. These tumors usually occur in children younger than 2 years.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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