Pediatric bone tumors are abnormal growths of cells within the bones of children and adolescents. These tumours can be benign (not cancerous) or malignant (cancerous) (cancerous).
Some of the most common types of pediatric bone tumors include osteosarcoma, Ewing's sarcoma, and chondrosarcoma. Osteosarcoma is the most common malignant bone tumor in children and adolescents, while Ewing's sarcoma is the second most common.
Pediatric bone tumors are usually diagnosed through a combination of medical history, physical examination, imaging tests, and biopsy. The diagnostic process usually involves the following steps: