Methods: Maternally reported congenital abnormalities (CAs) were examined in a case-control study of 278 cases of paediatric germ cell tumours (GCTs) and 423 controls. Results and conclusionsGerm cell tumours were significantly associated with cryptorchidism in males (OR10.8, 95 CI: 2.1-55.1), but not with any other specific CA in either sex.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This study was supported by NIH grants R01CA067263, U10 CA98413, U10 CA98543, and T32 CA099936, and the Children’s Cancer Research Fund, Minneapolis, MN.
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- Congenital abnormalities
- Germ cell tumours