oa South African Medical Journal - Simple and malignant disease of children

Volume 25, Issue 48
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



(Concluded from p. 869) One hundred and twelve case of malignant disease in children are discussed (excluding glioma). The great majority 79%, occur under the age of seven years. The common sites of new growths in childhood differ from those of adults. Tables pp. 99-103. These sites are the retroperitoneal area. the haematopoetic system, the central nervous system and the lymphoid tissue. Tumours are grouped and discussed according to their situations, and reference to relevant literature is made. The records were taken over a period of six years from the Transvaal Memorial Hospital for Children, during which period a total of 24,170 cases were admitted.

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