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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 49-52

A ten - year review of gynaecological malignancies in Jos university teaching hospital, Jos, Nigeria (1990-1999)


1 Departments of Pathology Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria
2 Departments of Obstetrics/Gynaecology, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria

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A restrospectlve study of gynaecological malignant tumours was undertaken between January 1990 - December 199,9 Inclusive. It consisted of all gynecological specimens sent to histopathology laboratory in 10% formalin-s.aline solution. Those diagnosed as malignant tumours were retrieved from our records. A total of 2,673 malignant tumours were recorded out of which 386 were of gynaecological malignant tumours.Cancer of the cervix accounted for77.0% which were seen in advanced stages, followed by ovarian 11 .0%, endometrial 6.5% and vulval cancers 4.1%. Cervical cancer was the predominant gynaecological cancer in this hospital. This high Incidence may be attributed to a lack of awareness of Jhe nature of the disease which may be responsible for the late presentation in the hospital. The number of cases of othr gynaecological malignail'cfes lik e ovarian and endometrial cancers have continued to rise In our hospital, and like cancer of the cervix, patients presented late.


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