Indian Journal of Pathology and Oncology


Histopathological Profile of Solid Tumours of Childhood and Infancy in Northwest Punjab, India


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Author Details: Tanvi Monga, Amarjit Singh Kuka, Navtej Singh

Volume : 4

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2394-6792

Print ISSN : 2394-6784

Article First Page : 166

Article End Page : 173


Abstract

Malignancy is a major cause of childhood death in developed world and in developing countries like India, paediatric tumours are on the rise. Appropriate management of paediatric tumours requires epidemiological data in different geographical areas. Present study was conducted to classify and find out the histopathological profile of solid tumours of childhood and infancy in 15 years from January 1999 to December 2013. In our study of 168 paediatric tumours, 108 (64.29%) were benign, and 60 (35.71%) were malignant. Maximum incidence of paediatric tumours was seen in the age group of 11-14 years (41.67%) and least in the age group of <1 year (10.71%), with male to female ratio of 1. Amongst the benign tumours, soft tissue tumours were most common (56.48%), with highest incidence of vascular tumours (57.36%). Amongst the malignant tumours, most common were Lymphomas (36.67%) and amongst lymphomas, Hodgkin’s lymphomas were more common (63.64%) than non- Hodgkin’s lymphoma (36.36%).

Keywords:
Histopathological Profile, Solid Tumours, Childhood, Infancy, Benign, Malignant, Paediatric Tumours