THE SPECTRUM OF MALIGNANT SOLID PEDIATRIC TUMORS IN THE AGE GROUP OF 0-18 YEARS: A PROSPECTIVE STUDY

Dr. Sandhya Bordia, Dr. Praveen Kumar Jain

Abstract


OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this prospective study is to study the spectrum of pediatric solid
malignancies at our institution.
METHOD: This study is under taken to evaluate the incidence and morphological features of solid malignant paediatric tumors
in eighteen years and below. The material for present study is obtained from FNAC in cytology and biopsy specimen in histology
department of RNT Medical college, Udaipur.
RESULT: A total number 60 cases of malignant solid pediatric tumors of age group 0-18 years were diagnosed in Department of
Pathology RNT Medical college Udaipur, during a period of two years. The number of malignancies diagnosed by Cytology
accounted for 53.33% while Histopathology contributed 46.67% respectively. The male: Female ratio of childhood solid
malignancies was 1.73:1. In malignant solid pediatric tumors CNS tumors were the commonest constituting 30% followed by
Lymphoma 23.33%, Bone tumors 11.67% and neuroblastoma, retinoblastoma & spindle cell neoplasm 3.33% each.
CONCLUSION: Our study concluded that solid malignant pediatric tumors contribute also a health problem in Udaipur region
affecting all pediatric age group but more prevalent in the age group 6-10 years & 15-18 years.


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