Causes of palpable soft tissue mass in Children
Most soft tissue masses in children are benign and include
- desmoid tumors,
- infantile myofibromatosis,
- peripheral nerve sheath tumors, hemangiomas,
- lipomatous lesions (lipoma, which is more common in adults, and lipoblastoma, more common in children).
- Malignant tumors include rhabdomyosarcoma, primitive peripheral neuroectodermal tumor (PNET), extraosseous Ewing sarcoma, and synovial sarcoma.