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Gaillard F, Bickle I, Bell D, et al. Childhood malignancies. Reference article, Radiopaedia.org (Accessed on 07 Jun 2023) https://radiopaedia.org/articles/8359?iframe=true
25 Jan 2010, Frank Gaillard ◉ ◈
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Unfortunately the pediatric population is susceptible to malignancies. The most common entities, in overall order of frequency, are 1-4:
- leukemia/lymphoma: ~35% *
- central nervous system malignancies: ~20%
- solid tumors
- blastomas: ~15%
- neuroblastoma: 7%
- Wilms tumor: 6%
- sarcomas: ~10%
- rhabdomyosarcoma: 3%
- osteosarcoma: 3%
- Ewing sarcoma: 2%
- blastomas: ~15%
It is important to note that the incidence of various tumors varies with age, and thus the order above is not true throughout childhood 3.
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