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Key Words: Frequency, Squamous cell carcinoma, Maxillofacial malignancies.
Abstract #2510, Board P001, Poster Session: Genitourinary Malignancies (Hall C)
Result: Children with hematological malignancies were categorized into acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL 61) acute myeloid leukemia (AML 18) Hodgkin's disease (HD 12) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL 11).
Key words: Cutaneous malignancies, Squamous cell carcinoma, Basal cell carcinoma, Melanoma, Kaposi's sarcoma.
Results: During 3 years of study a total of 151 patients were diagnosed having gastrointestinal (GI) tract malignancies.
Hill and associates (6) used national databases and found malignancy in approximately 30% of DM and 15% of PM cases, with most malignancies diagnosed within 1 year of the development of myositis.
If a patient with such symptoms also has disproportional pain, severe weight loss, hepatosplenomegaly, lymphadenomegaly, inadequate response to steroids, or disease-modifying drugs, then further investigation regarding malignancies should be performed.
The agency also is advising health care professionals to "remain vigilant" for malignancies in these patients, according to a statement issued by the FDA.
A section on hematological malignancies details management of infections in patients with different types of malignancies: acute myelogenous leukemia and febrile neutropenia, lymphomas and chronic lymphocytic leukemia, multiple myeloma, and stem cell transplantation.
Inflammatory myopathy was confirmed histologically and common malignancies were excluded by chest and abdomen CT, endoscopic gastrointestinal assessment and prostate evaluation.
Subset analysis of 30 patients with limited testicular microlithiasis who did not have a testicular cancer at the time of first ultrasound revealed that none developed subsequent testicular malignancies during an average follow-up of 19 months.
We also discuss the typical pathologic findings in these malignancies and review the diagnosis, associated controversies, management, and prognosis.