A historical asymptomatic population revealed an 18.9% prevalence of benign childhood bone tumors of the extremities, according to results.
Christopher D. Collier, MD, and colleagues reviewed a historical, longitudinal radiographic collection of healthy children that included comprehensive, left-sided radiographs of the extremities at yearly intervals. A multidisciplinary panel reviewed all potential tumors and confirmed the radiographic diagnosis of each lesion, the age at which the lesion first appeared and the age at which it had resolved. Researchers calculated prevalence rates using the number of distinct patients available for each radiographic location and age. Read more.