Signs and Symptoms

Andrew A Martin, Patrick J. Leavey

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2 Scopus citations


The majority of pediatric bone tumors are benign; however, malignant bone tumors account for a signifi cant amount of morbidity and mortality among children and adolescents. Due to their often indolent presentation the diagnosis is often delayed. This chapter will highlight the signs and symptoms of malignant bone tumors including osteosarcoma, Ewing sarcoma, and chondrosarcoma. Malignant bone tumors vary by age, sex, ethnicity and tumor location. The typical presenting symptoms are similar for most malignant bone tumors with a few distinct variations between the subtypes. The initial diagnostic evaluation will be reviewed and subsequent chapters will go into more detail regarding the radiographic and pathologic diagnosis. There are a few syndromes with a known predisposition to malignant bone tumors that will be highlighted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPediatric Oncology
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2015

Publication series

NamePediatric Oncology
ISSN (Print)1613-5318
ISSN (Electronic)2191-0812

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Oncology


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