Microscopically diagnosed head and neck cancers in the University Hospital, Kuala Lumpur

P. Jayalakshmi, R. Pathmanathan, R. Raman, U. Prasad

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Abstract

A retrospective study of 1000 cases of microscopically diagnosed head and neck cancers in the University Hospital, Kuala Lumpur was done. Head and neck neoplasms comprise 7.1% of all tumours diagnosed in this Hospital and the commonest sites of involvement are the nasopharynx (29.1%), cervical lymph nodes (22.6%), oral cavity (10.2%), thyroid (8.2%) and skin (6.5%). Histologically, 87% of tumours are epithelial in nature. The results of this study show that nasopharyngeal carcinoma is commonest in Chinese males, while oral and laryngeal malignancies occur more frequently in Indians.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-63
Number of pages6
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume44
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1989

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