The epidemiologic profile of paediatric Central Nervous System (CNS) malignancies in Jamaica shows an overall female preponderance in marked contrast to worldwide data which shows a male preponderance. Of all the subtypes, the embryonal tumours showed the most striking female preponderance.
Objective: To describe the epidemiologic features of malignant central nervous system (CNS) neoplasms in Jamaican children.
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The case of a 42- year old woman with leiomyosarcoma of the kidney, a very rare renal lesion, is presented. Leiomyosarcomas are the most common of the primary renal sarcomas which account for less than 1% of renal tumours in adults.
A 30-year review of lung cancers from Kingston and St Andrew, Jamaica, shows a progressive shift in the distribution of histological subtypes, mirroring similar trends that have been documented worldwide.
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