Radiologic staging of thoracoabdominal tumors in childhood.

  title={Radiologic staging of thoracoabdominal tumors in childhood.},
  author={David F. Merten and Stuart Harrison Gold},
  journal={Radiologic clinics of North America},
  volume={32 1},
Thoracoabdominal tumors of childhood include a pathologically diverse spectrum of neoplasms. Improved survival for many of these once lethal malignancies reflects current multimodality approaches to treatment based on the combined experience of specific tumor study groups. The choice of surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiation depend on accurate clinical and radiologic staging based on determination of tumor extent and the feasibility of surgical resection. Advanced cross-sectional and… CONTINUE READING

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