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Posterior cranial fossa tumours in children at Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi.

Authors
  • Wanyoike, P K
Type
Published Article
Journal
East African Medical Journal
Publisher
African Journals Online
Publication Date
May 01, 2004
Volume
81
Issue
5
Pages
258–260
Identifiers
PMID: 15508341
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Posterior fossa tumours in our set-up are more common in females than in males, M:F ratio of 1:1.8. Over 90% of medulloblastomas are found in female children making it a predominantly female tumour as opposed to available literature. The delay in diagnosis is probably due to lack of information both to the parents and health care providers and expensive diagnostic tools. A high index of suspicion, and a good history and clinical examination is required in the diagnosis of posterior fossa tumours in children especially those below three years.

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