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Title: Oesophageal cancer in Bahrain
Authors: Al Hilli, F.
Malik, A.K.
Issue Date: 2003
Language: English
Abstract: Data from all 148 cases of oesophageal cancer in Bahrain during 1952-99 were analysed according to patient sex and age and site and histological pattern of tumour, and compared with other Gulf countries. In Bahrain, oesophageal cancer accounted for 2.6% of malignant neoplasms. The female:male ratio was 1.8:1, and the majority of patients were >/=51 years and </=70 years of age. The lower and upper third of the oesophagus were the most and least frequently involved sites, respectively. Squamous carcinoma [males] and adenocarcinoma [females] were the main histological types. There is varying consistency between these data and those of other Gulf countries having similar anthropological and demographic profiles. A prospective study may help to better underst and the aetiology of the disease and inform preventive policies
Description: 372-376
Keywords: Carcinoma
Age Distribution
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell
Esophageal Neoplasms
Health Services Needs and Demand
Population Surveillance
Subject: Gastroesophageal Reflux
ISSN: 1020-3397
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