Muhammad Kabir, Muhammad Uzair, Tariq Waheed, Hafsa Dr, Khawar Syeed, Mujahid Ullah, Fayyaz.
Frequency of different types of abdominal malignancies in children, at a tertiary care hospital.
J Med Sci Jan ;28(1):72-5.

Objective: To determine the frequency and types of various abdominal malignancies in pediatric patients, presented to Khy-ber teaching hospital, Peshawar. Material and Methods: This retrospective review of data was conducted in Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar. Study pop-ulation was children, presenting to emergency or outpatient department (OPD) with verified abdominal cancers during Jan 2017 to June 2019.Abdominal tumors were broadly divided into 6 groups. Patients with primary tumor outside abdominal cavity and age above 14 years were excluded. Age-specific frequencies were designed by age and sex.Results: The study included 51 children, aged 0-14 years, with various types of abdominal cancers. Twenty nine patients were male (56.2%) and 22 were female (43.8%).Mean age was 2.5year.The most frequent abdominal malignancy was lym-phoma which was about 34 %(18).It was followed by neuroblastoma 28% (14) and Germ cell tumors 15%(8).Conclusion: Most common abdominal malignancy was Lymphoma. Neuroblastoma and germ cells tumors were also common.

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