Pediatric Ortho-oncology

Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, has the training and experience to treat children with orthopedic cancers, including bone and soft tissue tumors.

Pediatric Ortho-oncology Conditions We Treat

Cancerous Bone Tumors

  • Lymphoma
  • Metastatic carcinoma
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Pathologic fractures

Bone Sarcomas

  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Ewing sarcoma – The second most common malignant bone cancer, with approximately 250 cases diagnosed each year in the U.S. It often is found in the bones of the pelvis or thigh, although it can appear in other areas.
  • Non-rhabdomyosarcoma – A tumor of the tendons, nerves, fatty tissue and fibrous tissue. This accounts for about 4% of all pediatric cancers.
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma – A tumor of the skeletal muscles and the most common soft tissue sarcoma in children. This type of tumor usually is diagnosed by age 10.

Soft Tissue Sarcomas

  • Angiosarcoma
  • Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans
  • Epithelioid sarcoma
  • Fibrosarcoma
  • Leiomyosarcoma
  • Liposarcoma
  • Malignant fibrous histiocytoma
  • Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor
  • Myxofibrosarcoma
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Synovial sarcoma
  • Undifferentiated/pleomorphic sarcoma

Noncancerous bone tumors

    • Bone cysts
      • Aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC)
      • Unicameral bone cyst (UBC)
    • Chondroblastoma
    • Enchondroma
    • Osteoblastoma
    • Osteochondroma
    • Osteoid osteoma

Noncancerous soft tissue tumors

  • Giant cell tumor
  • Lipoma
  • Neurofibroma
  • Schwannoma
  • Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS)
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