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Title: Cancer of the Maxillary Sinus and its Management in Kumasi, Ghana
Authors: Brobby, C.W.
Dos, M.D.
Keywords: cancer,
maxillary sinus,
chemotherapy,
management
Issue Date: Feb-1998
Publisher: Journal of Science and Technology
Citation: Journal of Science and Technology,Vol 18, No.1
Abstract: During the period January 1980 to January 1986. 38 patients with an admission diagnosis of suspected carcinoma of the maxillary sinus were seen at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital,Kumasi.Ghana. The review period has been sub­divided into three two year periods and patients seen in each period contrasted in terms of age, sex and presenting signs and symptoms. Of the total of 38 patients 9 ( 21%) were seen between 1980-1982, 12 (32%) between 1982-1984. and 18 (47%) from 1984-86. It is difficult if not impossible to determine to what extent this represents a real increase in incidence or change in awareness of the condition.Most of the maxillary sinus cancers were of the squamous cell type. In a country where radiotherapy is not available this type has a very poor progno­sis. The mode of management (radical surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy is fully discussed).A comparison with the existing literature has been compared has been made where possible and the data have been compared with the author's personal experience at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital ( KA TH ), Kumasi,Ghana
Description: Article Published in the Journal of Science and Technology, Vol.8, No.1, 1998
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/4843
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