Miscellaneous: Poster Abstract: To find the prevalence of female genital tract malignancies in a tertiary care hospital
This article was originally published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow and was migrated to Scientific Scholar after the change of Publisher.
Genital tract and breast are two most common sites of malignancy in females. Out of the genital tract malignancies, carcinoma cervix is so far found to be the commonest followed by ovary and endometrium. In developed countries, carcinoma cervix incidence is comparatively quite low due to good regular screening of females. One year review of patients was done, who underwent definitive/debulking surgery for a diagnosed malignant pathology of the genital tract, in obstetrics and gynaecology department of Govt. medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh. Total 62 patients were operated, most common indication was carcinoma ovary, followed by endometrial cancer, cancer cervix and gestational trophoblastic neoplasia. 166 patients underwent biopsies for suspicious symptoms or the abnormal findings on examination and the patients with final malignancy report were either operated as described above and the inoperable cases were referred to oncotherapy department for further management.