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Year : 1997  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 22-25

Orbito-ocular tumours in Nigeria adults: A review of 94 patients over a period of 11 years

1 Department of Ophthalmology, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria
2 Medical Foundation and Clinic, Enugu, Nigeria

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Chimdi M Ekwerekwu
Dept. of Ophthalmology U.N.T.H., Enugu
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We present a review of histologically confirmed tumours of the eye and adnexa in 94 Nigerian adults at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, from 1980 to 1990. The neoplasms in 50% of the patients (26 male. 21 female) were malignant with mean age of 51 at presentation. The remaining 50% had benign neoplasms. The commonest occurring neoplasm was invasive squamous cell carcinoma of the conjunctiva (11.7%), while squamous papilloma of the lid and conjunctiva (7.5%) manifested most frequently among the benign tumours. The findings were generally similar to other studies in negroes. On the other hand, basal cell carcinoma of the lid occurred in 3 of our patients (3.2%) remarkably.

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