Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has several outpatient and urgent care centers throughout South Florida, including on-demand, virtual care.
Walk-in urgent care with no appointment needed.
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Pediatric specialty consultations available closer to home.
A full range of comprehensive services all under one roof.
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With over 700 pediatric physicians on staff, we’re dedicated to helping you connect with the right specialist for your needs.
We have expertise in treating children and educating families on hundreds of different conditions.
We use cutting-edge, specialized treatments and procedures to ensure the best care for your child.
Also known as: malignant synovioma, soft tissue sarcoma
Synovial sarcomas are a rare form of slow growing soft tissue cancer that commonly forms around the joints in the arms or legs (but can also occur in the kidneys or lungs) in adolescent or young adults (in males a little more frequently than females).
There may be a genetic component to synovial sarcoma.
Signs and symptoms may not be noticed for a while as the tumor grows slowly. When they do occur they may include a mass or swelling where the tumor is present. As it grows, it can produce pain near the joints or difficulty moving the affected parts of the body. It can also have symptoms relating to an organ that isn't functioning normally (eg. difficulty breathing).
Surgical removal is usually the first step, with, if necessary chemotherapy and/or radiation.
Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP
This page was last updated on: 10/4/2019 4:13:09 PM
Date: Saturday, July 25, 2020
Camp U.O.T.S. is an annual weeklong, overnight camp for children with cancer and blood disorders who are treated at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.