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Revista Archivo Médico de Camagüey

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RODRIGUEZ-RODRIGUEZ, Eugenio Isidro  and  TAURA-SUAREZ, Leonardo. Bone tumor in the pediatric age. AMC [online]. 2019, vol.23, n.5, pp.681-693.  Epub Oct 01, 2019. ISSN 1025-0255.


bone tumors are sometimes difficult to diagnose, they are divided into benign and malignant, benign tumors are the most frequent and among them the Osteochondroma is the main one. The malignant ones in spite of their low frequency are important for their high mortality, which varies between 80 to 95%, and the serious physical and emotional consequences that their treatment brings to patients. The most common malignant bone tumor types are Ewing's sarcoma and osteogenic sarcoma.


to deepen the knowledge of bone tumors in pediatric age.


the search of the information was made in a period of five months (from August 1st, 2017 to December 31st, 2017) and the following key words were used: bone neoplasms and Childhood, from the information obtained a bibliographical review of a total of 246 articles published in PubMed, Hinari, Medline, and SciELO databases was made through the EndNote search manager and reference manager, of which 50 selected citations were used to perform the review, 40 of them from the last five years, where two books were included.


forms of clinical presentation of bone tumors and imaging, laboratory and histological studies are addressed. Both conservative and surgical treatment modalities are described.


benign osseous tumors in the pediatric age are more frequent and osteochondroma predominates in them and malignant tumors include Ewing tumor and osteogenic sarcoma.

Keywords : BONE NEOPLASMS/diagnostic imaging; OSTEOCHONDROMA/diagnostic imaging; OSTEOSARCOMA/diagnostic imaging; SARCOMA, EWING/diagnostic imaging; CHILD.

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