Association of rib anomalies and childhood cancers

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Abstract

Background: Congenital anomalies have been found more often in children with cancer than in those without. Rib abnormalities (RAs) have been associated with childhood cancer; however, studies have differed in the type of RAs and cancers implicated. Methods: Rib abnormalities were assessed predominantly by X-ray in a hospital-based case-control study. Results: There was a significant difference in the number of cases vs controls with RAs after controlling for age and sex, specifically for acute myelogenous leukaemia, renal tumours, and hepatoblastoma. Conclusion: The results of this study support previous reports that there is an association of rib anomalies with childhood cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1392-1395
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Cancer
Volume105
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 25 2011

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by the Children’s Cancer Research Fund, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Keywords

  • childhood cancer
  • congenital anomalies
  • rib anomalies

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