Imaging of Pediatric Soft Tissue Tumors and Tumor-like Conditions

Sinan Al-Qassab, Radhesh Lalam, Rajesh Botchu, Alberto Bazzocchi

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-56
Number of pages18
JournalSeminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2021


  • pediatric soft tissue tumors
  • soft tissue sarcoma
  • magnetic resonance imaging


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