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Malignancies and tumors in the neonate.
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PMID:  23318205     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Malignancy (comm only called "cancer") in_ the neonate is very rare but does occur. Neonatal neoplasia means "new growth" in infants less than one month of age and is the terminology often referred to in the literature when discussing malignancies or tumors in newborns. Fortunately, most tumors found in the neonatal period are benign rather than malignant. Benign tumors are not cancerous, whereas malignant tumors are considered cancerous. Benign tumors can develop into cancerous or malignant tumors. There are many types of cancers; some involving tumors or growth and others involving the lymphatic system or the blood (see summary in Table 1). Providing care to the newborn with cancer requires knowledge about these tumors and malignancies. The purpose of this article is to provide a clinical review of the possible causes, presentation, diagnosis, management, and prognosis of the various types of malignancies or tumors that occur in the neonatal period.
Katherine Mettling; Kim Murcek; Lori Baas Rubarth
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neonatal network : NN     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1539-2880     ISO Abbreviation:  Neonatal Netw     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503921     Medline TA:  Neonatal Netw     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  34-40     Citation Subset:  N    
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