Age and Sex Difference of Stomach Cancer Patients attended at a tertiary Care Hospital in Dhaka
Keywords:Gastric carcinoma, metastasis, ultrasonography, gender difference
Background: Metastasis is frequently occurred among the gastric carcinoma patients.
Objectives: The purpose of the present study was to detect the age and sex difference of stomach cancer patients attended at a tertiary care hospital in Dhaka.
Methodology: This cross-sectional study was carried in the department of Radiology and Imaging of Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka during the period of July 2009 to June 2011. Clinically suspected gastric carcinoma patients were evaluated by ultrasonography of upper abdomen and or Ba-meal x-ray evaluation. The sonographic findings were noted. All these patients were properly follow up and collect the endoscopic biopsy and or surgical resection biopsy reports.
Result: A total number of 60 patients were evaluated with the age ranged between 31-80 years. There were 39(65%) men and 21(35%) women. Among the 27 patients confirmed as gastric carcinoma by histopathological examination, the age ranged between 31-80 years with the highest number of patients in the age group 61-70 years. Out of the 27 patients confirmed as gastric carcinoma by histopathological examination, there were 18(66.7%) men and 9(33.3%) women.
Conclusion: Gastric carcinoma is most commonly found in male in the older age group.
Journal of Science Foundation 2016;14(2):49-51