Acta Ortopédica Mexicana

Álvarez LA, García LY
Cartilaginous bone tumors in children: A twenty-year epidemiological report from our hospital
Acta Ortop Mex 2005; 19 (s1)

Language: Inglés
References: 22
Page: 47-50
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Introduction. Cartilaginous bone tumors are the most common tumors in children. Their clinical presentation and manifestations vary depending on the type and stage of the tumor, based on Enneking’s classification. Material and Methods. A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted in 236 patients diagnosed and surgically treated for cartilaginous bone tumors in our hospital during the period between 1982 and 2002. Results. Male patients prevailed over female patients, with 60.5% of cases. The highest incidence occurred in the 11-15 years age group, which included 147 patients and accounted for 62.2% of the series. The most frequent type of tumor was osteochondroma, with 177 patients, accounting for 75%. Symptoms included pain and swelling, found in 79.6% and 68.6% of patients, respectively. The metaphyseal areas around the knee had the highest involvement rate, with over 40% of patients. Active benign tumors under the Enneking classification prevailed. Resection was the most widely used surgical treatment. Discussion. Our results match those reported in the literature.

Key words: bone tumor, children, epidemiological study.


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