Nonlymphoid gastrointestinal malignancies in Turkish children

Buyukpamukcu M., Berberoglu S., Buyukpamukcu N., Sarialioglu F., Kale G., Akyuz C., ...More

MEDICAL AND PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY, vol.26, no.1, pp.28-35, 1996 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.28-35
  • Keywords: childhood, pancreatic tumors, colorectal carcinoma, leiomyosarcoma, APUDoma, CARCINOMA, COLON
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


Nonlymphoid gastrointestinal malignancies are not frequently encountered malignant tumors of childhood. From 1972 to 1994, at Hacettepe University Children's Hospital, there were 6,774 malignant tumors encountered in patients from birth to age 17. Thirty-five of them (0.5%) originated from the gastrointestinal tract. There were five carcinoid tumors, four pancreas tumors (two were solid-cystic tumors), four APUD-omas, three leiomyosarcomas, one mesothelioma, two carcinomas of the stomach and duodenum, and 16 colon and rectum carcinomas (12 were mucin-producing). These rare tumors are discussed according to the characteristics of the patients, therapy modalities applied, and outcome of the patients. (C) 1996 Wiley-Liss, Inc.