Author(s): Basumitra Das1, Rema Nair Sarkar2, Bhagyalakshmi Atla3
paediatric solid tumours in our region, a retrospective review of the tumours diagnosed histopathologically was carried out.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
This is a retrospective study undertaken in a tertiary care hospital for a period of five years. All the benign and malignant paediatric solid tumours of children below 14 years from January 2012 to December 2016 were retrieved and analysed according to age, sex and histopathological diagnosis. Leukaemias were excluded from our study. All tumours were diagnosed on conventional haematoxylin and eosin-stained sections.
A total of 109 cases of solid paediatric tumours were received during this period. Of these, maximum of 30 tumours were of soft tissue tumours followed by Central Nervous System (CNS) and bone tumours with 24 and 23 cases, respectively. 7 cases of blastomas were also observed.
This study showed benign and malignant tumours to be of near-equal prevalence. Soft tissue tumours were the most common. Ratio of benign tumours to malignant were almost equal below 4 years. Malignant tumours were higher in 5-9 years group