Malignant tumours in Omani children

Z. Al Lamki, N. Elbanna, M. Unnikrishnan, A. Saha, M. Seif Elbualy

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Abstract

In an effort to understand better the epidemiology of childhood cancer in Oman, a retrospective review of hospital-based biopsy-proven malignant tumours was undertaken. A total of 313 cases of malignant diseases in children between the ages of 0 and 12 years were diagnosed in Oman during the 5-year period from January 1988 to December 1992, inclusive. Leukaemias were the most commonly occurring malignancies (32.3%), followed by lymphomas (29%) and brain tumours (11.2%). The male:female ratio was 1.3:1. The commonest presenting age group was 2 years, the majority of which were leukaemias and lymphomas. Differences and similarities between Omani data and those from other countries are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-320
Number of pages6
JournalAnnals of Tropical Paediatrics
Volume14
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Al Lamki, Z., Elbanna, N., Unnikrishnan, M., Saha, A., & Seif Elbualy, M. (1994). Malignant tumours in Omani children. Annals of Tropical Paediatrics, 14(4), 315-320.