Primary gastrointestinal malignancies in childhood and adolescence--an Asian perspective

Amna Khurshed, Aga Khan University
Rashida Ahmed, Aga Khan University
Yasmin Bhurgri, Aga Khan University


Introduction: Primary gastrointestinal (GI) malignancies are a rarity in childhood and adolescence, with limited information from Asian populations. This study was conducted with the objective of identifying the existence of malignant GI tumors in the young population of Pakistan and to determine high risk geographical areas of the country.METHODOLOGY: Pediatric and adolescence (