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July 1951

PRIMARY BRONCHOGENIC CARCINOMA OF THE LUNG IN CHILDREN: Review of the Literature; Report of a Case

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK
From the Departments of Pediatrics, Surgery, and Pathology, New York Medical College, Flower and Fifth Avenue Hospitals.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1951;82(1):49-60. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1951.02040040056009
Abstract

I. INCIDENCE OF CARCINOMA OF THE LUNG IN CHILDREN  CARCINOMA of the lung in children is extremely rare. Dargeon1 states that between 1930 and 1935 in the Memorial Hospital, of New York City, only 218 cases of cancer were diagnosed in children. None of these was primary cancer of the lung. In his compiled statistics of six other authors, he notes only five cases of carcinoma of the lung among 1,557 cancer cases. In 1946 Dick and Miller2 surveyed the literature and found, besides their own, only seven authentic cases of primary carcinoma of the lung among children. A review of the literature by us has revealed only 15 cases among children 14 yr. of age or younger (Table).In 1928 Schwyter3 called attention to the relation between malformation and tumor of the lung. Two of his eight cases were of children; one had carcinoma of the

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