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.