Soft tissue masses in children are common, yet can pose a diagnostic dilemma for the orthopedic surgeon who is asked to evaluate them. Although most lesions are dysplastic or benign, some soft tissue sarcomas are seen in the pediatric population. An understanding of the clinical presentation and imaging findings can guide the surgeon decide on the need for a biopsy and formulate an appropriate treatment plan.
Keywords: Hamartoma; Neoplasm; Pediatric; Soft tissue mass; Soft tissue tumor; Vascular malformation.
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