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Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumor


Atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor (ATRT) is a rare and aggressive type of central nervous system tumor that primarily affects young children. It is characterized by the presence of rhabdoid cells, which are abnormal cells that can develop in various tissues. ATRT can occur in the brain or spinal cord and is associated with a poor prognosis due to its rapid growth and resistance to conventional treatments.