Soft Tissue Sarcomas in Children
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Soft tissue sarcomas occur throughout childhood. By far the commonest is rhabdomyosarcoma, but undifferentiated embryonal sarcomas, fibrosarcomas, liposarcomas and synovial sarcomas may occur. Rhabdomyosarcoma accounts for more than 10% of childhood malignant solid tumours, and was seen in 11.3% of 612 successive children treated by the Royal Marsden Hospital and St Bartholomew’s Hospital Children’s Solid Tumour Group. It is being used as a model for development of treatment of other soft tissue sarcomas, and it will form the main subject of this chapter.
KeywordsSoft Tissue Sarcoma Synovial Sarcoma Bone Marrow Infiltration Royal Marsden Hospital United Kingdom Introduction
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