More than 200 cases of ovarian tumors in infants and children were reviewed by Kennedy and Costin1 and in about one third the growths were simple or multilocular cysts. Lanman2 was able to find only 5 cases of ovarian tumors among 12,260 admissions to the surgical service of the Children's Hospital at Boston. While these tumors are rare in childhood, undoubtedly many of the cases are unreported. In addition to the case which we are reporting, one of us (G. Y. G.) has operated on a ruptured ovarian cyst with hemorrhage in a girl aged 10 years a granulosa cell tumor with precocious puberty in a girl of 8 years and 2 simple cysts in 12 year old girls, all unreported. Case reports of cystic and solid tumors in children under 1 year of age are very rare.
We found reports of sixteen cystic and two solid tumors
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