Urological Tumours in Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Nigeria

  • B. M. Mandong Departments of Pathology and Surgery, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos
  • D. Iya Departments of Pathology and Surgery, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos
  • P.O. Obekpa Departments of Pathology and Surgery, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos
  • K. S. Orkar Departments of Pathology and Surgery, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos
Keywords: Urological tumours, prostate, urinary bladder, changing pattern

Abstract



This is a hospital based retrospective histopathological study of urological tumours in 10 years. Specimens consisted of all surgical excisions, trucut and fine needle biopsies of kidney, prostate, urinary bladder, testis and penis. Urological tumours accounted for 11.45% of all malignant tumours during the period of study. Prostate cancer accounted for 44.1%, urinary bladder 31.7%, kidney 17.3%, testis 5.8% and penis 1%. The study also showed that urinary bladder tumour and malignant tumours of the kidney were found predominantly in males in the ratio of 3:1. There was a high rate of prostate cancer, changing pattern of urinary bladder cancer from squamous cell carcinoma to transitional cell carcinoma. This finding is in contrast to what has been reported in some African countries. Urological tumours appear common in our surgical specimens and constitute significant proportion of malignancies in Jos University Teaching Hospital. This study forms the bases for further evaluation and epidemiological studies

(Nig J Surg Res 2000; 2:108-113)

KEY WORDS:

Urological tumours, prostate, urinary bladder, changing pattern
Published
2004-05-12
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