Alexander Mwelange

Department of Surgery, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dares Salaam, Tanzania

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  • Research Article   
    Challenges in the Management of Patients with Cancer of the Esophagus at Muhimbili National Hospital, Dares Salaam
    Author(s): Alexander Mwelange* and Ally H Mwanga

    Background: Cancer of the esophagus is lethal digestive malignancy, at diagnosis the diseases is commonly advanced thus limiting treatment options. Risk factors and treatment options are well documented but still the disease management is challenging. Methods: A prospective cross sectional study on histological con irmed patients with cancer of the esophagus was done at Muhimbili national hospital between April and December 2016. Data regarding age, sex, endoscopic indings, histological type, treatment options and management challenges at Muhimbili national hospital data were recorded and later analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Scientists (SPSS) version 22. Results: A total of 391 patients with cancer of the esophagus were enrolled in this study, male: female ratio 2:1, majori.. Read More»

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