Gastrointestinal malignancies in infancy, childhood, and adolescence

Surg Clin North Am. 1986 Aug;66(4):845-61. doi: 10.1016/s0039-6109(16)43996-4.

Abstract

Gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary malignancies in the pediatric age group are rare tumors and are usually treated with frustratingly poor results because of late diagnosis. Current efforts to improve treatment are directed at earlier diagnosis of these tumors in combination with aggressive surgery and adjuvant therapy.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Appendiceal Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Appendiceal Neoplasms / epidemiology
  • Biliary Tract Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Biliary Tract Neoplasms / epidemiology
  • Biliary Tract Neoplasms / therapy
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Esophageal Neoplasms / epidemiology
  • Esophageal Neoplasms / therapy
  • Female
  • Gastrointestinal Neoplasms* / diagnosis
  • Gastrointestinal Neoplasms* / epidemiology
  • Gastrointestinal Neoplasms* / therapy
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Intestinal Neoplasms / epidemiology
  • Intestinal Neoplasms / therapy
  • Intestine, Small
  • Leukemia / complications
  • Leukemia / diagnosis
  • Leukemia / epidemiology
  • Liver Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Liver Neoplasms / epidemiology
  • Liver Neoplasms / therapy
  • Male
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms / epidemiology
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms / therapy
  • Stomach Neoplasms / epidemiology
  • Stomach Neoplasms / therapy