Sarcoma in children

Date Published: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Delay in diagnosis of sarcoma directly, impacts upon long term prognosis. Using case scenarios, Andrew Graydon overviews the recognition, diagnosis and principles of management of this important type of cancer focusing mainly on the paediatric patient.



  • Two common clinical presentations of sarcomas.
  • Differential diagnoses for soft tissue swellings and bone pain.
  • Red flag features of sarcomas.
  • Which patients should be referred urgently.
  • Specialist investigations and management options available for patients in regional sarcoma centres.


Take home messages

  • Sarcoma is rare.
  • History of night pain is the most significant.
  • Delay worsens prognosis.





Mr Andrew Graydon
Specialist Paediatrician

Andrew is a New Zealand trained Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in Paediatric Orthopaedics, Hip Surgery, Foot and Ankle Surgery and Musculoskeletal Oncology.

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