Histopathological patterns of uterine tumors seen in Central Hospital Warri, Delta State
Introduction: Uterine tumor a disease holding the sixth position in the rank of common gynecological diseases affecting women of child-bearing age globally. It affects all age groups and can be presented in various patterns. The aim of this study was to evaluate the histopathological patterns of uterine tumors seen at Central Hospital, Warri Delta State. The distribution of uterine tumors in relation to various age groups was observed. Material and Methods: The study was a retrospective cross-section study and the purposive sampling was employed for sample collection. The case files of patients were retrieved from the archive of the histological department and data on patient’s age, pattern of uterine tumor, and year of diagnosis were recorded in Microsoft Excel sheet. Data were analyzed using chi-square via statistical package for social science (SPSS) version 23 and were presented in form of charts and tables. Significance was denoted at p>0.05. Results: Patients in the studied were from 30-70 years of age. The most common uterine tumor was leiomyoma (48.7%) with the least was benign polyps (6.5%) which were attributed mostly to women within the ages of 30-40 years. The finding of the study showed a significant association (p>0.05) between uterine tumor types and age. Conclusion: The histopathological examination of Uterine tumor has shown its presentation to be age based and its common form was leiomyoma. Uterine biopsy is recommended for its identification.
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