Pediatric Musculoskeletal (MSK) Malignant Bone Tumor and Mimics is the sister book of Pediatric Musculoskeletal Soft Tissue Tumor and Mimics. It is a radiographic atlas with cross-sectional correlation, mostly MR.
All cases included in this book are biopsy-proven histological diagnoses. The patient’s age at initial presentation is less than 18 years. The goal of this book is to present readers various appearances of each pediatric malignant tumor and proven mimics. We hope that readers can draw indirect experience from these cases and refer to this atlas when faced with similar cases during practice. Due to limitation of volume, not all modalities or MR sequences are presented for each case. However, they are presented through different cases so readers will be exposed to the findings or appearances in different modalities or MR sequences. Helpful tips are presented in the legend of the images and highlighted red throughout the book.
The book consists of eight chapters. The first and last chapters are pretest and pretest answer discussion respectively. The second chapter briefly introduces key aspects of bone lesions. Chapter three deals with osteosarcoma. Chapter four deals with Ewing’s sarcoma which almost always requires a differential diagnosis. Chapter five contains cases of leukemia, lymphoma and metastasis. Chapter six includes cases of other pediatric malignant bone tumors. Chapter seven deals with cases of tumor mimics with emphasis on Langerhans cell Histiocytosis (LCH) , osteomyelitis and aneurysmal bone cyst.