TUMORS childhood are always interesting because one feels that the cause of tumor may eventually be solved by the careful study of these cases. Malignant tumors especially attract one's attention and study. We feel that in very young children, no matter what organ may be involved, the cases should be recorded in detail so that eventually the mass of material assembled will help in giving leads that will solve this problem.
Dargeon,1 of New York, states that in 1940 Kelly reported that among 434 cases of malignant ovarian tumor observed at Memorial Hospital in New York none had occurred before the age of 10 years and only 4 between the ages of 10 and 15 years. Dargeon goes on to discuss 14 previously unreported cases, four in children under 10 years of age, one in a child one year of age. The last was a case of mesonephric adenosarcoma.
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