Semin Musculoskelet Radiol 2021; 25(01): 039-056
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1723966
Review Article

Imaging of Pediatric Soft Tissue Tumors and Tumor-like Conditions

Sinan Al-Qassab
1  Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Oswestry, United Kingdom
,
Radhesh Lalam
1  Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Oswestry, United Kingdom
,
Rajesh Botchu
2  The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom
,
Alberto Bazzocchi
3  IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna, Italy
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Abstract

Lumps and bumps are frequently seen in children, and the vast majority are a result of trauma, infection, or inflammation. True soft tissue neoplastic lesions are rare; however, their wide and complex classifications make these lesions challenging to manage. Imaging features are usually nonspecific, and a reasonable list of differential diagnoses can be generated following consideration of the clinical presentation, age, and anatomical location of the lesion. In this article, we offer a practical approach to diagnosing such lesions by discussing the most common three benign and malignant lesions in different anatomical regions stratified by age with emphasis on certain features that might aid in the diagnosis such as depth, multiplicity, calcification, or other specific imaging feature.



Publication History

Publication Date:
21 May 2021 (online)

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