Sahel Medical Journal

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2006  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 60--63

Site distribution and histopathological study of extra-nodal lymphoma in Ilorin, Nigeria


EAO Afolayan 
 Department of Morbid Anatomy and Histopathology, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria

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EAO Afolayan
Department of Anatomy and Histopathology University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin , Kwara State
Nigeria

Aims: The histopathological .findings and site distribution of 44 primary extra-nodal lymphomas (ENL) diagnosed at the department of Morbid Anatomy and Histopathology of University of llorin Teaching hospital (UITH) from January 1985- December 1998 were received. The study was designed to determine the occurrence, distribution and histologic type of ENLs in study area of Nigeria. Methodology: Routine retrospective histopathologic review of case specimens. Results: There were 20 males and 24 females. Eighteen (40.9%) cases were from the gastro-intestinal tract (GIT) while 11 (25%) and 7 (15.4%) cases occurred in head and neck and the ovary respectively. sites were soft tissue 2, breast 2 and others 4 cases. Histologically, all were diffuse non-Hodgkin«SQ»s lymphoma (NHL). «SQ»s lymphoma accounted for 54.5% of the cases. by histological grade, using working formulation for clinical usage were: Low grade (LG) 9.1% Intermediate grade (IG) 27.3% and High grade (HG) 63.6% Conclusion: Extra-nodal non-Hodgkin«SQ»s lymphoma is common and should form part of the differential diagnoses in the neoplastic disorders of various organs and tissues to avoid wrong diagnosis and consequent mismanagement.


How to cite this article:
Afolayan E. Site distribution and histopathological study of extra-nodal lymphoma in Ilorin, Nigeria.Sahel Med J 2006;9:60-63


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Afolayan E. Site distribution and histopathological study of extra-nodal lymphoma in Ilorin, Nigeria. Sahel Med J [serial online] 2006 [cited 2023 Feb 3 ];9:60-63
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