Pediatric soft tissue sarcomas are a heterogenous group of malignant tumors that originate from primitive mesenchymal tissue and account for 7 of all childhood tumors rhabdomyosarcomas 4 other soft tissue sarcomas 3. Childrens national has advanced imaging equipment available for diagnosis staging treatment and follow up for all bone and soft tissue sarcomas in children adolescents and young adults childrens national sarcoma program is one of the few in the united states where patients can see a pediatric oncologist orthopaedic oncologist . Pediatric bone and soft tissue sarcomas beth mccarville 1 marina n et al response to imaging guidelines for children with ewing sarcoma and osteosarcoma a report from the childrens oncology group bone tumor committee pediatric blood cancer. Some of the more frequently diagnosed types of sarcoma for children include osteosarcoma most common type of bone cancer and usually appears during rapid bone growth ewings can appear in both bone and soft tissue typically develops in long bones of arm and leg pelvis and ribs. What is pediatric sarcoma there are two main categories of pediatric sarcomas bone sarcomas and soft tissue sarcomas four different types fall under these categories osteosarcoma ewing sarcoma rhabdomyosarcoma and non rhabdomyosarcoma soft tissue sarcomas
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