Awolola NA

Departments of Anatomic and Molecular Pathology, College of Medicine, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

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  • Original Article   
    Emerging Trends in the Epidemiological Pattern of Head and Neck Cancers in Lagos, Nigeria
    Author(s): Erinoso OA, Okoturo E, Gbotolorun OM*, Effiom OA, Awolola NA, Soyemi SS and Oluwakuyide RT

    Background: Unfortunately, despite an increase in medical knowledge, survival rates of head and neck cancers (HNCs) have not been observed to improve greatly. This is true, especially in tumors located in obscure primary sites or late presentation. Aim: The purpose of this study is to assess the epidemiologic pattern of HNCs and to evaluate its emerging trends and patterns in Lagos state. Subjects and Methods: A retrospective study was conducted from 2003 to 2013 that analyzed histologically diagnosed cases of HNC at the Pathology Departments of the two tertiary teaching hospitals in Lagos. Data analysis was performed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (version 20) statistical software. Results: One thousand and eighty‑three cases of head and neck malignancies were recorded. A female: male ratio of 1.01:1 was reported with mean age of 39.6 (standard deviat.. Read More»

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