Uncommon Pediatric Tumors of the Thorax

Joanne M. Hilden, Sharon O. Meerbaum, Louis P. Dehner

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Primary pulmonary malignancies are rare in the age-group less than 20 years. This chapter serves to outline the diverse primary neoplasms originating in the thorax in children, most of these being malignant. The epidemiology of primary pulmonary neoplasms in children is described. Presenting symptomatology of the various intrathoracic tumors in children is summarized, as are the diagnostic strategies. The various histologies are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTextbook of Uncommon Cancer, Third Edition
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)0470012021, 9780470012024
StatePublished - Jul 11 2006


  • Chest wall
  • Diagnosis
  • Epidemiology
  • Histology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pulmonary malignancies
  • Pulmonary neoplasms
  • Thoracic neoplasm


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