Major Types of Soft Tissue Sarcomas in Children
Tissue of Origin
Types of Cancer
Usual Location in the Body
Most Common Ages
|Embryonal||Head and neck, genitourinary tract||Infant–4|
|Alveolar||Arms, legs, head and neck||Infant–19|
|Fibrous tissue||Fibrosarcoma||Arms and legs||15-29|
|Fat||Liposarcoma||Arms and legs||15–19|
|Blood vessels||Infantile hemangio-pericytoma||Arms, legs, trunk, head, and neck||Infant–4|
|Synovial tissue (linings of joint cavities, tendon sheaths)||Synovial sarcoma||Legs, arms, and trunk||15–19|
|Peripheral nerves||Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (also called neurofibrosarcomas, malignant schwannomas and neurogenic sarcomas)||Arms, legs, and trunk||15–19|
|Muscular nerves||Alveolar soft part sarcoma||Arms and legs||Infant-19|
|Cartilage and bone-forming tissue||Extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma||Legs||10–14|
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