25171 - Skin Cancer in Western Saudi Arabia By Khalid M Al...

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Skin Cancer in Western Saudi Skin Cancer in Western Saudi Arabia Arabia By By Khalid M Al Aboud, MD Khalid M Al Aboud, MD Medical Director and Consultant Medical Director and Consultant Dermatologist,King Faisal Hospital,Makkah. Dermatologist,King Faisal Hospital,Makkah. E-mail amoa65@hotmail.com E-mail amoa65@hotmail.com
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:Introduction :Introduction There are few reports that focused on skin cancers in KSA 20-24. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the spectrum of cutaneous cancer in the region of Taif by analyzing the data from patients seen in KFH.
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…Continued …Continued In KFH, All patients from the periphery and the other major specialty hospitals of the city are referred as histopathology and oncology services are available only here.
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:Material and Methods :Material and Methods Records of newly diagnosed cases of skin cancer for a period of 10 years spanning 1992-2001 were obtained. All the malignant skin lesions, either biopsied or excised, were included.
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…Continued …Continued Details included computer registration number, age, sex, nationality, clinical description when available, provisional diagnosis, histopathology report and recommended treatment. The figures were compared with those from the rest of Saudi Arabia and other states in the region.
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:Results :Results 104 cases of malignant cutaneous lesions, both primary and metastatic, were seen during the previous decade. Saudi nationals comprised 101 (70M,and 31F) and 3 were non-Saudis, one each from Yemen, Egypt and Syria. M:F ratio of 2,25:1; non-Saudis were 1 male and 2 female.
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AGE IN YEARS DIAGNOSIS <40 40-59 60-79 >80 TOTAL (%) BCC 06 17 19 11 53 (50.96) SCC 03 06 12 06 27 (25.96) MM 01 04 07 01 13 (12.50) Appendageal 01 --- 01 --- 02 (1.92) Miscellaneos 01 01 01 01 04 (3.84) Metastatic --- 01 03 01 05 (4.82) TOTAL 12 29 43 20 104 (100)
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…Continued …Continued The noduloulcerative type of BCC was the Commonest type seen, next being the pigmented variety. Histopathological study frequently revealed solid type of BCC, at
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