Pathology and Microbiology
Background: To determine the frequency of various histologic types of primary solid malignant neoplasms in males and females, in our practice, in a large series of surgical biopdies.
Method: A retrospective study of 20,000 consecutive surgical biopsies in the section of Histopathology, Aga Khan University Hospital (AKU), Karachi, in 2004.
Results: Squamous cell carcinoma of oral cavity was the commonest malignant neoplasm in males followed by diffuse Large B cell, Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and Prostatic adenocarcinoma. In females, infiltrating Ductal carcinoma of the breast was overwhelmingly the commonest malignant neoplasm followed by Squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity and esophagus.
Conclusion: Out of 20,000 biopsies, there were 4616(23.08%) malignant neplasms. Carcinoma of oral cavity is very common in our population in both sexes.
Journal of Ayub Medical College
Azad, N. S.,
Khan, A. N.,
Hassan, S. H.
(2007). Frequency of primary solid malignant neoplasms in both sexes, as seen in our practice. Journal of Ayub Medical College, 19(1), 53-55.
Available at: http://ecommons.aku.edu/pakistan_fhs_mc_pathol_microbiol/216