BLADDER CANCER IN BASRAH: A CLINICOPATHOLOGICAL STUDY
The Medical Journal of Basrah University,
2005, Volume 23, Issue 2, Pages 10-12
Bladder cancer is one of the commonest malignancies in Iraq and especially in Basrah province. This retrospective study
was conducted to outline some of the clinicopathological aspects (namely sex, age, presenting symptom, site, type,
grade, stage and bilharzial ova association) of bladder cancer in our locality. The study was done on 442 cases collected
from different histopathological laboratories from 1989-1998. Males were more affected than females in a ratio of 2:1.
The commonest age group was the seventh decade of life in males and sixth decade of life in females. Haematuria was
the commonest presenting symptom (70.7%). Transitional cell carcinoma was the commonest histopathological type
(65.4%) followed by squamous cell carcinoma (27.6%) in both sexes. Bilharzial ova were seen in 5.7% of cases. The
study also showed a defect in both clinical and histopathological reports.
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