What is the risk of cancer in a child with hemihypertrophy?
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    Incidence of hemihypertrophy

    Dear Editor,

    In the useful report by P Abraham on the risk of cancer, the incidence of hemihypertrophy (or "hemihyperplasia"), is stated as 1 in 86,000 live births, which would equate to approximately 1 child per 2 Health Districts. This would appear to be vastly lower than one's clinical experience.

    Is this an error, or is the stated incidence only of severe cases? If so, would the risk of cancer be low...

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