The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2014 , Vol 56 , Num 3
Distribution of Pediatric Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors in the Central Black Sea Region
1Orthopedics and Traumatology Clinic, Suluova State Hospital, Amasya, and Departments of 2Orthopedics and Traumatology, 3Pediatrics, and 4Pathology, Ondokuz Mayıs University Faculty of Medicine, Samsun, Turkey. E-mail: This study aimed to evaluate pediatric cases treated surgically for an initial diagnosis of bone and soft tissue tumor between January 1987 and January 2012. This retrospective study evaluated 328 patients with pathologically confirmed tumor from a total of 374 patients hospitalized with an initial diagnosis of tumor. The cases were analyzed with respect to frequency, age, gender, and localization. One hundred and eighty (54.8%) males and 148 (45.2%) females, with a mean age of 13 years (range: 1-18 years), were included in the study. The tumors were determined as 258 (78.6%) bone tumors and 70 (21.4%) soft tissue tumors. The most common benign bone tumor was observed to be osteochondroma (n=61, 30.7%), and the most common malignant bone tumor was osteosarcoma (n=31, 52.6%). The most common benign soft tissue tumor was hemangioma, which is a vascular tumor (n=28, 43.8%), and the most common malignant soft tissue tumor was rhabdomyosarcoma (n=5, 83.3%). It is thought that similar studies will serve to form larger series and facilitate inter-regional comparisons by collecting data from centers that surgically treat bone and soft tissue tumors, thereby benefitting both pediatric and public health. Keywords : bone tumor, soft tissue tumor, pediatrics.
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