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
CAYLEY CK, CAEZ HJ, MERSHEIMER W. PRIMARY BRONCHOGENIC CARCINOMA OF THE LUNG IN CHILDREN: Review of the Literature; Report of a Case. AMA Am J Dis Child. 1951;82(1):49–60. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1951.02040040056009
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