International Journal of Medicine and Health Development

ARTICLE
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


Chimdi M Ekwerekwu1, NO Magulike1, WI B. Onuigbo2 
1 Department of Ophthalmology, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria
2 Medical Foundation and Clinic, Enugu, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Chimdi M Ekwerekwu
Dept. of Ophthalmology U.N.T.H., Enugu
Nigeria

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.


How to cite this article:
Ekwerekwu CM, Magulike N O, B. Onuigbo W I. Orbito-ocular tumours in Nigeria adults: A review of 94 patients over a period of 11 years.Int J Med Health Dev 1997;2:22-25


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Ekwerekwu CM, Magulike N O, B. Onuigbo W I. Orbito-ocular tumours in Nigeria adults: A review of 94 patients over a period of 11 years. Int J Med Health Dev [serial online] 1997 [cited 2022 Nov 28 ];2:22-25
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