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Evaluation of trends in the profile of gynaecologic malignancies at a tertiary care hospital in Karnataka, south India


Int J Med Res Health Sci. |

Authors: Hemalatha AL, Gayathri MN, Deepthi B, Neelima P Chamarthy, Giripunja M,Nayana NS
Int J Med Res Health Sci. 2013;2(4):870- 873 |  | DOI:10.5958/j.2319-5886.2.4.139


Objective: Comprehensive estimates of the incidence of gynecological malignancies reported from India are very limited due to limitation in record maintenance. Auditing of the results on the incidence rates provided by the Population Based Cancer Registries has shown variation in the patterns of gynecologic malignancies. The present study was undertaken to establish the profile of gynecologic malignancies reported in our centre, with reference to incidence, histological subtypes and frequency of involvement at various sites. Another objective was also to compare the procured data with those from other national and international centers. Materials and Methods: In this descriptive study, the records pertaining to all the pathological specimens categorized as ovarian, uterine corpus and uterine cervical cancers from January 2003 to December 2012 at our tertiary center were studied and compared with the available international data.  Results: Cervical malignancies were the commonest at our center, as compared to the uterine malignancies, which were commoner as per the data available from Surveillance Epidemiology and End Result (SEER) programme of the United States and the European Union.

Keywords: Gynecological malignancy; South India; Cervical Malignancy.

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