Thoracic neuroblastoma: a Pediatric Oncology Group study.

  title={Thoracic neuroblastoma: a Pediatric Oncology Group study.},
  author={Glenn A Adams and Stephen J. Shochat and Eugene I. Smith and Jonathan J Shuster and Vijay V Joshi and G A Altshuler and Frank A. Hayes and Ruprecht Nitschke and Nancy B Mcwilliams and Robert P. Castleberry},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={372-7; discussion 377-8}
Ninety-six patients with thoracic neuroblastoma were studied in a prospective fashion. Median age at presentation was 0.9 years. Forty-eight percent of the patients presented with stage A disease, 20% stage B, 13% stage C, 17% stage D, and 2% stage DS. Seventy-five patients have been followed for greater than 4 years. A posterior mediastinal mass was diagnosed on incidental chest roentgenograms performed for nontumor-related symptoms in 49% of the cases. Sixteen percent of the cases presented… CONTINUE READING