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The incidence of soft tissue sarcoma in Dakshina Kannada: study in a District Government Hospital

In Indian Journal of Surgery
Contributor(s): Gupta AK | Rao HK | docashish2001@gmail.com | Gupta A.
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticleSeries: Vol 71 Issues 1.Publisher: 2009Description: 10-14.Subject(s): District Government Wenlock Hospital | Dakshina Kannada | Incidence | Soft tissue sarcomaOnline resources: Click here to access online In: Indian Journal of SurgerySummary: Background We present a retrospective study depicting the incidence and outcome of soft tissue sarcomas (STSs) in patients admitted in a District Government Hospital situated in coastal belt of Southern India for a period of four and a half years. The hospital is a district referral centre catering to rural and urban poor population of 1,900,000 people. Methods Histologically proven soft tissue STS patients admitted in Department of General Surgery in District Government Wenlock Hospital, Mangalore, from January 2002 to July 2007 were included in the study. The incidence, age distribution, gender distribution, histological subtypes, site of tumour, and clinical outcome were the parameters studied. The above parameters were then compared with Memorial Sloan and Kettering Cancer Centre (MSKCC) study. Results Fifty-one cases of STS were reported out of 7674 (0.65%) patients with cancer in the said period. Ninety percent belonged to adolescents and adult age group. Liposarcoma (18%) is the most common
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Background We present a retrospective study depicting
the incidence and outcome of soft tissue sarcomas (STSs) in
patients admitted in a District Government Hospital situated
in coastal belt of Southern India for a period of four and a
half years. The hospital is a district referral centre catering
to rural and urban poor population of 1,900,000 people.
Methods Histologically proven soft tissue STS patients
admitted in Department of General Surgery in District Government Wenlock Hospital, Mangalore, from January 2002
to July 2007 were included in the study. The incidence, age distribution, gender distribution, histological subtypes, site of tumour, and clinical outcome were the parameters studied. The above parameters were then compared with Memorial Sloan and Kettering Cancer Centre (MSKCC) study.
Results Fifty-one cases of STS were reported out of 7674
(0.65%) patients with cancer in the said period. Ninety percent belonged to adolescents and adult age group. Liposarcoma (18%) is the most common

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