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Soft tissues connect, support, and surround body parts. Muscles, tendons, ligaments, fat, blood vessels and nerves are all considered soft-tissue structures. Soft-tissue sarcomas (cancers) can be found anywhere in the body, but especially the extremities (arms and legs) and the trunk (chest and abdomen). They can occur at any age, including adulthood.
The most common soft-tissue sarcoma in children is known as Rhabdomyosarcoma, found in the tissues of striated, or movement-oriented, muscles.
Soft-tissue sarcomas fall within a spectrum of cancers:
There are also tumors with multiple tissue types and tumors of unknown tissue origin.
Certain diseases and disorders increase the risks of developing childhood soft-tissue sarcomas:
In addition to a physical exam and X-rays, a physician may use Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) or a biopsy to help identify the type of sarcoma. Biopsies are done several ways and are taken from the primary tumor, lymph nodes and/or any surrounding area affected.
Many factors affect recovery rate and treatment options:
At Children’s, every child diagnosed with a colorectal condition is handled with an individualized treatment plan and family-centered care. In addition, cutting-edge research and the latest technology provide our patients with the best possible outcomes.
Learn how you can schedule a consultation with a surgeon at Children’s.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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