Stages of Childhood CNS Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumor
Key Points for This Section
There is no standard staging system for central nervous system atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor.
- The age of the child.
- How much cancer remains after surgery to remove the tumor.
Results from the following procedure are also used to plan treatment:
- Ultrasound exam: A procedure in which high-energy sound waves (ultrasound) are bounced off internal tissues or organs, such as the kidney, and make echoes. The echoes form a picture of body tissues called a sonogram. The picture can be printed to be looked at later. This procedure is done to check for tumors that may also have formed in the kidney.