Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
Home Print this page Email this page
Users Online:: 263
Year : 1999  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 21-24

Tumours of the eye and ocular adnexa in south-eastern Nigeria: A histopathological study

1 Pathology Deparment, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria
2 Department of Pathology, University Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Ochicha Ochicha
Pathology Deparment, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

A total of 65 tumours of the eye and ocular adnexa were reported between 1987 and 1996. Sixty-six (19 cases) were malignant and forty-four percent (26 cases) benign. The malignant tumours showed a male preponderance; male:female (MIF) ratio 1.8:1 while the benign neoplasms exhibited a slight female preponderance; 1:1.4. age distribution revealed a bimodal pattern with a higher peak in the first decade and a smaller peak in the fifth. Burkitt's lymphoma emerged the commonest ophthalmic tumour accounting for 18.5% (12 cases) with a mean age at diagnosis of7.9 years while squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) was the commonest adult ophthalmic malignancy comprising 16.9% (11 cases) Squamous papilloma was the commonest benign orbito-ocular tumour while retinoblastoma was the commonest intraocular tumour. for Burkitt's and SCC were comparable to other Nigerian centres while retinoblastomas revealed relatively lower occurrence

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded129    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal