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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 71-74

Cross-sectional descriptive study on the epidemiology of operated female breast tumor cases in a tertiary hospital of Saudi Arabia


1 Intern in General Surgery, College of Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Neurosurgery, King Faisal Hospital Taif, Taif, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Surgery, King Faisal Hospital Taif, Taif, Saudi Arabia

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Dr. Reham Yousef Al-Ghamdi
College of Medicine, Taif University, Taif
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ssj.ssj_71_17

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Patient's presentation with breast lump is increasing day by day all over the world. There are different causes of breast lumps. Some of them are benign and others are malignant. Aim of Study: The aim of the study was to find out the breast tumor patients according to their histological types and age groups. Methodology: This is a cross-sectional descriptive study on the operated breast lump patients in a tertiary hospital of Saudi Arabia. All the breast lump cases operated and diagnosed as breast tumor were included in the study. Data were collected from the operation room registrar, patient file, and histopathology report of the participants. The study period was 5 years. Total number of cases was 192. Result: Two-third of the operated cases was benign, and one-third of the cases was malignant. The mean age of presentation of benign cases was 29.52 years, and the same of malignant cases was 47.31 years. The most common histopathological subtype of benign cases was fibroadenoma (100%). The different histopathology of malignant tumors was infiltrating ductal (86%), ductal in situ (9%), and invasive lobular (5%). After comparing the epidemiological variables of this study with those of different parts of the world, it has been revealed that the onset age and histopathological subtypes are different in different geographical locations.


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