Pediatric Liposarcoma Questions & Answers

Updated: Jul 23, 2018
  • Author: Alexander Gozman, MD; Chief Editor: Max J Coppes, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
  • Print
Questions & Answers

Overview

What is pediatric liposarcoma?

What is the pathophysiology of pediatric liposarcoma?

What is the prevalence of pediatric liposarcoma in the US?

What is the mortality and morbidity associated with pediatric liposarcoma?

What is the racial predilection of pediatric liposarcoma?

What is the sexual predilection of pediatric liposarcoma?

At what age does pediatric liposarcoma commonly present?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of pediatric liposarcoma?

Which physical findings are characteristic of pediatric liposarcoma?

What causes pediatric liposarcoma?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Pediatric Liposarcoma?

Workup

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of pediatric liposarcoma?

What procedures are included in the workup of pediatric liposarcoma?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of pediatric liposarcoma?

How is pediatric liposarcoma staged?

Treatment

How is pediatric liposarcoma treated?

What is the role of chemotherapy in the treatment of pediatric liposarcoma?

What is the role of trabectedin in the treatment of pediatric liposarcoma?

What is the role of targeted therapies in the treatment of pediatric liposarcoma?

What is the role of radiotherapy in the treatment of pediatric liposarcoma?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of pediatric liposarcoma?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with pediatric liposarcoma?

Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of pediatric liposarcoma?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of pediatric liposarcoma?

Follow-up

How is pediatric liposarcoma treated following surgical resection?

What is the prognosis of pediatric liposarcoma?