Características clínicas y epidemiológicas de niños con tumores del sistema nervioso central en Medellín, Colombia

Juan P. Orozco-Forero, Lina M. Martínez-Sánchez, Ana P. Pamplona-Sierra, Ma de los Ángeles Rodríguez-Gázquez, Ana C. Toro-Moreno, Luis F. Álvarez-Hernández, Laura I. Jaramillo-Jaramillo, Daniel Gallego-González, Laura Serna-Vélez, José A. Betancur-Vergara

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    Introduction: To determine the clinical and epidemiological profile of the pediatric population diagnosed with central nervous system(CNS)tumorstreatedinathird-levelcareinstitutioninMedellín,Colombia,between2010and2015.Methods: Observational, descriptive and retrospective study, which includes the information from clinical records of pediatric patients between 0 and 14 years of age with clinical diagnosis and/or imaging of CNS tumors.The analysis was carried out with the SPSS® program. Results: 85 children with CNS tumors were included; the average age of diagnosis was 5.7 years.The main clinical findings were headach 41.2%, and nausea and/or vomiting 29.4%. 74.1% of the tumors were of primary origin and only 8.2% was secondary to metastasis; the main location was posterior fossa with 22.4%. Conclusion: Despite the fact that the results of this study coincide with what has been described in the literature, it was possible to demonstrate that epidemiological studies with a larger sample are needed, which would make possible to evaluate other variables that allow the characterization of neoplasms of the nervous system in the pediatric population.

    Título traducido de la contribuciónClinical and epidemiological profile of the child population diagnosed with central nervous system cancer Medellin, Colombia
    Idioma originalEspañol
    Páginas (desde-hasta)1-4
    Número de páginas4
    PublicaciónGaceta Mexicana de Oncologia
    EstadoPublicada - abr. 2020

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    Palabras clave

    • Brain neoplasms
    • Central nervous system
    • Health profile
    • Neoplasm metastasis
    • Pediatrics


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