Pediatric Musculoskeletal (MSK) Soft Tissue Tumor and Mimics is a radiographic atlas with cross-sectional correlation, mostly MR. The major goal of this book is to expose readers to the range of different musculoskeletal soft tissue tumor with emphasis on the most common ones in pediatric population. The second goal is to raise awareness of soft tissue lesion when reading skeletal x-ray
The book consists of five chapters. The first chapter deals with most common malignant pediatric MSK soft tissue tumor including infantile fibrosarcoma, rhabdomyosarcom and synovial sarcoma. The second chapter contains cases of most common benign MSK soft tissue tumors including desmoid tumor, nodular fasciitis, hemangioma/vascular malformation. The third chapter contains cases of fat-containing masses including lipoma, lipoblastoma, liposarcoma, lipomatosis of nerve, lipofibroma. The fourth chapter contains cases of calcified masses including myositis ossifican, tumeral calcinosis, venous malformation, synovial sarcoma and treated malignancy. The last chapter covers cases of mass-like lesions in and near the joint including PVNS, synovitis, synovial cyst, granuloma annulare.
With exception of a few cases of aunt minnie imaging diagnosis, majority of the cases are biopsy-proven pathological diagnosis. We hope the readers can draw their experience from real cases in this book.