279: Large for gestational age - a risk factor for long-term pediatric neoplastic morbidity of the offspring Academic Article uri icon


  • Objective The present study was aimed to evaluate the association between birthweight of large for gestational age (LGA, defined as birth weight> 95 th centile) and long-term pediatric neoplastic morbidity. Study Design A population-based cohort analysis was performed, comparing the risk of long-term childhood neoplastic morbidity (up to the age of 18 years) of children born at term (> 37 weeks gestation), according to their birthweight. Deliveries occurred between 1991-2014 at a single regional tertiary medical center. Multiple gestations and fetuses with congenital malformations were excluded. Birthweight was sub- divided into: small for gestational age (SGA; birth weight< 5 th centile), appropriate for gestational age (AGA) and LGA. Hospitalizations of the offspring up to the age of 18 years involving neoplastic morbidity were evaluated. Neoplastic morbidity was determined …

publication date

  • January 1, 2018