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Year : 1988  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 184-189

Spectrum Of Bone Tumours In Children : A Retrospective Study Of 23 Years



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Sushila Khanna


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A total of 241 paediatric age bone tumours (152 malignant and 89 benign) were registered in the hospital based tumour registry during a period of 23 years. The malignant tumours include Ewing’s sarcoma 76 (51.3%), osteosarcoma 63 (41.5%), undifferentiated sarcoma 10 (6.5%) and chondrosarcoma one (0.7%). In the benign group 37 tumours (41.6%) were of osteoid origin, 22 (24.7%) chondroid, 9 (10.1%) osteochondroid, 20 (22.5%) giant cell lesions and case (1.1%) was of haemangioma. The overall incidence of benign and malignant bone tumours consistently increased with the progression of age. However, individually majority of Ewing’s sarcomas and undifferentiated sarcomas were seen in children upto 10 years of age where as osteosarcomas occurred more frequently in older children. The benign tumours were almost equally distributed in children upto 10 years and more than 10 years of age. Ninety percent of osteosarcomas as compared to only 43.4 percent of Eving’s sarcomas, and 41.3 percent of benign tumours were seen in long tubular bones.


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