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680 Intra-Abdominal Tumors in Children
  1. E Blevrakis,
  2. T Tavladaki,
  3. AM Spanaki,
  4. E Vasilaki,
  5. S Ilia,
  6. E Geromarkaki,
  7. MD Fitrolaki,
  8. G Briassoulis
  1. PICU, University Hospital of Heraklion, Heraklion, Greece


Aim The objective of the present study was to observe the histopathological pattern of intra-abdominal tumors in children less than 15 years.

Material and Methods The study was carried out at the Department of Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Heraklion, during a period of 7 years, from March 2005 to March 2012. The histopathological and demographic data of 15 intra-abdominal tumors of both sexes (8 boys and 7 girls) under 16 years of age was collected and analyzes to determine the various morphological types of intra-abdominal tumors in relation to age and sex.

Results Neuroblastoma was the most common tumor constituting 46.7% of all cases, followed by Wilms’tumor (26.7%), hepatoblastoma (13.2), teratoma and granulosa cell tumor (6.7%) each. Majority of the patients 73.3% were under 5 years of age.

Conclusion Intra-abdominal tumors are more common in males. Neuroblastoma was the most common tumor. Most of the tumors were noted in children less than 5 years of age.

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