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|Title: ||Follow up of Patients with Head and Neck Cancers in Jos, North- Central Nigeria|
|Authors: ||Adoga, A.A.|
|Issue Date: ||2016|
|Publisher: ||Annals of Otolaryngology and Rhinology|
|Series/Report no.: ||Vol. 3;Iss. 8; Pp 1-4|
|Abstract: ||treated for head and neck cancers in our region.
Method: A sixty-five months retrospective cross-sectional study at the Jos University
Teaching Hospital, Jos, North-central Nigeria.
Results: Twenty-eight (24.3%) patients aged between 20 and 88 years (mean=
54 years) presented with histologically diagnosed head and neck cancers. Nineteen
were males and 9 females (male to female ratio 2.1:1). Nine (32.1%) presented
with laryngeal cancer, 8 (28.5%) patients with nasopharyngeal cancer. Others were
oropharyngeal cancer= 4; 14.3%, ethmoidal sinus cancer= 1; 3.6%, parotid cancer=
1; 3.6% and nasomaxillary cancer= 5; 17.9%.
Six (21.4%) patients attended follow up clinics following treatment. The duration
of follow up ranged from 3 weeks to 23 months (mean= 11.5 months) during which
2 (7.1%) patients had recurrent tumors. There were no detected cervical lymph node
Conclusion: Adequate public health education on the prevention of cancer, early
detection of symptoms, early presentation to hospitals, treatment, follows up and
rehabilitation is pivotal in improving the overall outcome of HNC.|
|Appears in Collections:||Surgery|
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